Just over one year after the Deadite-slaying began, the developers of Evil Dead: The Game have made the unfortunate announcement that no new content will be created for the game.
The team at Saber writes in an official statement, “Today, we have made the decision not to pursue the development of new content for Evil Dead: The Game. We also confirm that we will not be releasing a Nintendo Switch version of the game.”
“We will keep the servers up for the foreseeable future and address any major issues that arise,” the statement continues. “On behalf of the entire team at Saber, thank you for all the groovy times and your continued support.”
An asymmetrical multiplayer, Evil Dead: The Game officially launched in May 2022. From Boss Team Games and Saber Interactive, the game features single-player and co-op gameplay, billed as the ultimate Evil Dead experience in the world of video games.
Several characters from the movies and TV series were playable in the game at launch, along with four different versions of Deadite-slaying horror hero Ash Williams.
Post-launch content across the past year has included new survivors, including characters from the 2013 remake, as well as an additional map based on Army of Darkness. It’s been a while, however, since we’ve gotten any new content for the game, this despite the return of the franchise to the big screen earlier this year with box office hit Evil Dead Rise.
We can only assume the tough decision was made by Saber due to not enough players actively playing the game at this time, which is always an uphill battle for multiplayers of this sort.
In the game, “Work together as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, crafting, managing your fear, and finding key artifacts to seal the breach between worlds. Or take control of the powerful Kandarian Demon to hunt Ash and his friends while possessing Deadites, the environment, and even the survivors themselves as you seek to swallow their souls.”
— EvilDeadTheGame (@EvilDeadTheGame) September 19, 2023