Dyack: Too Human in 2008, Playable Demo Soon

After news broke that developer Silicon Knights was serving licensor Epic Games with a lawsuit over its Unreal Engine 3, the state of Silicon's third-person action title Too Human (X360) was called into question. Now Silicon Knights founder Denis Dyack appears to have posted on the fan site TooHuman.net, claiming that development of the game is under control.

"It is always darkest before the dawn. Too Human will be out in 2008. A firm date with tons of new info is coming soon," reads the brief post. "This will be followed up with a playable demo. The demo will speak for itself."

Considering the recent legal battle, and the long history of Too Human's development, some fans aren't holding their breath. The game began its life as a PlayStation title, shown at E3 in 1999, before being converted into a GameCube project. Following the end of Silicon Knights' partnership with Nintendo, the game was put on hold, until the company announced in 2005 a deal with Microsoft to publish an Xbox 360 version.

According to the lawsuit against Epic, Too Human is now utilizing a new engine that Silicon Knights refers to as an "enhanced" version of Unreal Engine 3, unoriginally dubbed the "The Silicon Knights Engine." The game's opening cinematic was released coinciding with this year's E3.