Rodeo Games isn't dead yet, will develop new titles after a break
Rodeo Games might no be dead and buried yet folks. Despite rumors and members of the team explaining how Rodeo Games, makers of the Hunters series and Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch, was technically dead and wouldn't support its games with bug-fixes moving forward.
Yesterday, Rodeo reacted to the news with the following communiqué:"Due to inaccurate reports in the press over the last few days and the questions we’ve received regards the future of Rodeo we thought it was best we update everyone to let you know what’s been happening. As reported some of the team left the studio back in November, after we’d shipped the iOS and PC versions of Deathwatch. Since then the core team have been working on new platforms for Deathwatch, one of which we’ll be announcing shortly! Despite Deathwatch being the best game we’ve created as a studio and our highest rated metacritic game, the changes in market have meant that we are unable to continue development as we’d initially planned. Coupled with some personal issues within the team, Rodeo Games are currently taking a break from developing any new titles. The team will continue to support our existing titles. We’d like to thank all our fans, especially those who have followed us since the beginning. We’d also like to say a huge thank you to the Games Workshop team who were kind enough to trust us with their IP and have supported us hugely over the last few years. Without them, we wouldn’t have enjoyed the commercial and critical success of the last 3 years. We'll announce our plans for future releases at the appropriate time. We intend to carry on making the games we love, for the people who love them. - Team Rodeo"
It seems like those reports had some truth to it then. Rodeo may not be dead but it won't be developing anything new for a little while. I wonder if they'll support Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch with the promised multiplayer update or if they'll just focus all of their efforts in a new game.
We'll see if and when Rodeo Games comes back.