The Silent Hills spiritual successor called Allison Road was originally in development, had a Kickstarter, cancelled the Kickstarter, was picked up by Team17 the indie publisher, was dropped by the publisher, was cancelled and now it’s back in development.
According to an article CGMagonline picked up from IGN, developer Christian Kesler explained to the gaming outlet that after the dust settled, he decided to go back to working on the game Allison Road… alone.
“It did take a bit of soul searching to find the drive again to work on Allison Road and to simply make a call on what to do next,” […] “After the set back, I took a bit of a break from working on it and re-evaluated all the work that had been done so far — the whole journey, so to speak. I started making a few (in my opinion) necessary changes to the story and the flow, little bits and pieces here and there, and before I knew it, it sort of naturally came back to life”
Kesler also explained that all of the assets are mostly done and all the important mechanics are already implemented, so it’ll be a lot easier to carry on the project on his own.
He doesn’t give a time-frame of when he expects Allison Road to be a finished product, but he’s making slow headway through developing the independently made horror title.
I do wonder if he’s going to restart the Kickstarter or if it’s long past due at this point?
According to the IGN article if he runs into anymore trouble where he might require the assistance of a full team, he’ll bring on the necessary people to help make it happen.
There are no details on what platforms the game will end up on, but you can likely expect a PC release, and possibly down the line something on home consoles.