Atomic Can't Find "Full-Scale Funding" For Six Days In Fallujah
The first blow to this project came when Konami pulled out as publisher back in April, and now, it seems the unfortunate team at Atomic Games is only a step away from canceling Six Days in Fallujah.
According to Joystiq, Atomic has been forced to reduce their staff due to a lack of "full-scale funding" for the controversial war title. We're not sure how many of the 75 members were laid off, but it's certainly not a good sign. However, they insist that the real-life veterans who have spent "hundreds of hours on this project" will continue to "fight on," so they seem determined to get this game on store shelves. But they need to find a publisher that is willing to take the risk; any company that wishes to produce this game knows they'll be placing themselves in the line of fire. Many believe the game shouldn't exist at all; that it hits too close to home and it wouldn't succeed in honoring the lives lost in Fallujah. Others just find it to be in bad taste the whole way 'round, and although we won't have any comment on the issue, we'd still like to see a portion of this game in action. The question is, what are we really missing out on? If it's a top-quality project, publishers will be much more willing to take a chance on it, but if not...
Anyway, we'll let you know if Atomic ever secures another publisher for Six Days in Fallujah. If they do, you can bet you'll be hearing more about it immediately afterward.
Related Game(s): Six Days in Fallujah
8/6/2009 Ben Dutka