Well, this is sudden.
No more than a week after announcing their shift into open beta, and letting anyone download and check out the game, Artillery Games have announced the end of Guardians of Atlas.
They say a few things on their forums about the decision, including this:
It’s with a heavy heart that we must share some sad news: Artillery won’t be able to support further development on Guardians of Atlas.
We’re still trying to sort out the exact details, but we’ll let you know in the next few days.
It has truly been a pleasure working on Atlas with you. Seriously, you’ve been a fantastic community. A passionate, insightful, positive, helpful community. And we wish we could’ve worked with you longer. <3
It’s a pity, really, but I guess the time out in the sun showed that the execution just wasn’t quite there.
Still, though, that was a pretty sudden and fast way to pull the plug.
Maybe, in some way, shape or form, the project can be revived and seen through. If it’s worth it, of course.