The developer of Evil Dead: The Game, Saber Interactive, has announced that there will be no further development of the game’s content. Additionally, the Nintendo Switch version of the game has also been cancelled. Based on the beloved horror franchise, this asymmetrical multiplayer game was launched in May 2022.
In a statement posted on X, Saber said: “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”. The developer did not explain the reason behind the move, but it could be related to the restructuring plan of its parent company, Embracer Group, which was announced in June 2023.
The restructuring aimed to decrease spending and become a “leaner, stronger, and more focused, self-sufficient company.” Saber further assured fans that the servers for the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC versions of the game would remain online “for the foreseeable future” and that it would address any major issues that may arise during the period.
Evil Dead: The Game was treated with several DLC packs after its launch that added new characters and outfits from the franchise, such as Ash Williams, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, and Ruby Knowby. The developer also released a Game of the Year Edition on consoles that included all the DLCs.
The cancellation of the Switch version of the game is also a big disappointment for many fans looking forward to playing the game on the go. The Switch version was supposed to have cross-play and cross-progression features with the other platforms, gyro controls and HD rumble support.
The game’s future is uncertain, as Saber has not revealed if it will ever resume the development of new content or release a Switch version. It could also be possible that the game had a shrinking user base, leading the developers to make this decision.