The tale of the Mega Man Legends-inspired Red Ash's crowdfunding has been a strange one, between the shifting of stretch goals to ambiguous wording of what exactly the people at Comcept are even raising money for. Are donors getting a full game or just a prologue? Now there's a new twist. It turns out that the Kickstarter is now entirely moot, because Comcept has found a publisher. Yesterday, Comcept announced that Chinese publisher Fuze would step in to fund Red Ash's development.
"First off, the contribution of Fuze is a done deal," reads the Kickstarter announcement. "We can officially confirm that 'The KalKanon Incident' will be developed to completion, with the initial goals for game content (8 hours), along with ports to BOTH PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!"
That's all well and good, but what happens to the money that has already been pledged? According to the announcement, all of that money will be put towards stretch goals... which are unspecified. It all sounds a little shady, but as Kotaku points out, it is all technically within the rules of Kickstarter.
The big takeaway from this announcement? Red Ash will happen, despite the Kickstarter about to fall well short of its goal. At the time of this writing, it is a little over $300,000 short of its goal with only four days left in the campaign. As for the money donated? It'll go towards something. But at this time, nobody knows what that something is.