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Final Fantasy Tactics Director's Upcoming Game Isn't Coming For A While

Looks like the game's stuck in development hell for the time being. 


Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians originally popped up on Kickstarter back in 2014. It was supposed to release during the summer of 2015, but that never happened. It looks like it's not going to happen this year either, as director Yasumi Matsuno of Final Fantasy Tactics fame and developer Playdek are experiencing additional setbacks.

A recent update to the Kickstarter page features an apology for Playdek about the lack of updates, considering there hasn't been one since October of last year:

""Our continued intention is to make a great game, and get Unsung Story to development completion and released to you and the gaming public," the developer said. "During the last few months we have had some development setbacks that are affecting our timeline and progress on the game, while also affecting what we need to do in the immediate future as a company."

These setbacks could be referring to staff who have since left the studio as well as a myriad of other issues. It looks like Playdek is still focused on bringing the game out when it can, but it's been put on the backburner for the time being.

""We now have one internal team capable of working on a single project, and for the financial strength of the company, we need to focus on a few products in the near term that have the ability to get to a retail release before Unsung Story is able to," Playdek said. "While this is a difficult choice to make, it is one we need to do for the ongoing financial health of the company."

Kickstarter backers, as you can imagine, aren't exactly pleased with these developments, as the game had raised over $660,000 from around 16,000 backers. They're feeling a little disillusioned by the entire project and are asking for refunds -- which, I don't really blame them, but we don't know the game is officially "not coming" as of yet. As far as we all know it's still being worked on, but it's going to be quite a long time before we see the game come to fruition. Hopefully it actually does.

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