Outcast Reboot HD Won't Be Kickstarted

Outcast Reboot HD, the ambitious effort to remake the sci-fi title Outcast from 1999, has be canned. Only managing to gain $253,000 of the $600,000 needed the developers at Fresh3D have called it quits. They admitted previously that $600,000 may have been an overestimation on their part. The campaign had 5,000 backers in total but the campaign just couldn't pull in the resources needed for that first milestone. Fresh3D released a statement, as a thank you to the fans for the support and to notify them that even though their campaign did not pan out how they were hoping, this is not the end for Outcast Reboot HD.

When we started this campaign, I was so excited that I could not imagine that we could eventually fail. Shame on me! This same over-confidence, this same craziness and this same adventurousness, which 15 years ago led us to create the original game, lead us to face the harsh reality of this Kickstarter failure which could have been avoided with a bit more time, thinking and upfront money.

We have received backing from over 5,100 of you for about $253.000, which is an amazing average pledge level. We are profoundly grateful and deeply touched by this amazing generosity.

Unfortunately, despite a rather good start, the pitch and the content we presented were not attractive enough to convince more backers (especially those who didn't play the original game) and did not manage to reach the overestimated funding goal of $600.000.

Further down the release, they stated the following;

Game is not over...

This campaign was very exciting and rewarding and gives this amazing opportunity of gathering the Outcast community.

Thanks to your commitment and the overall feedback we received, we truly believe, more than ever, that this project deserves to be done and we are more than eager to make it happen. Will it be through another Kickstarter or another crowdfunding platform, paypal, private investment, some bank loans, public support, distributor deals or a mix of all that, we will see.

Now, time is for analysis and thinking of the different options we have to finance this project given the economic reality. It may require some time and we'll do our best to share with you any significant information we might have regarding the next step.

In the meantime, we may bother you a little by sending surveys in the coming weeks to get your feedback on various topics. Please take time to answer, your feedback is very valuable to us.

Only time will tell if Outcast Reboot HD will ever come to release, but one thing is for certain, for the moment it is a far off tale in a distant future.