According to American McGee, EA Declines to Greenlight “Alice: Asylum”

Followers of American McGee’s Alice collection have been eagerly awaiting information on the potential third installment, “Alice: Asylum.” Sadly, in keeping with American Mcgee, Digital Arts has determined to not fund or license the venture, marking an finish to the collection’ improvement. Over the previous few years, a devoted group of artists, writers, designers, modelers, and producers have put collectively a 414-page Design Bible, detailing the whole imaginative and prescient for the third chapter in Alice’s online game adventures.

After the Design Bible’s completion, American McGee resumed talks with EA, presenting each the Design Bible and a Manufacturing Plan created in collaboration with Virtuos Video games. Nonetheless, following weeks of evaluation, EA declined to fund the venture, citing inside evaluation of the mental property, market circumstances, and manufacturing proposal particulars. Moreover, EA acknowledged that they don’t seem to be presently ready to promote or license the Alice IP. This data was revealed in a recent posting on American McGee’s Patreon page.

On the query of funding, they’ve in the end determined to go on the venture based mostly on an inside evaluation of the IP, market circumstances, and particulars of the manufacturing proposal. On the query of licensing, they replied that “Alice” is a crucial a part of EA’s total recreation catalog, and promoting or licensing it isn’t one thing they’re ready to do proper now.

At this level, we now have exhausted each choice for getting a brand new “Alice” recreation made. With these solutions from EA, there isn’t any different approach ahead with the venture. As such, we will likely be hibernating this Patreon web page and associated pre-production actions. The content material will stay in place however we’ll now not current choices for funding “Alice: Asylum” efforts by way of this (or every other) platform.

With EA’s response, all choices for creating a brand new Alice recreation have been exhausted, resulting in the hibernation of the Patreon page and related pre-production actions. American McGee additionally introduced that he has no additional concepts, vitality, or curiosity in pursuing new recreation concepts within the present recreation improvement surroundings. He expressed no need to be concerned in any future Alice-related improvement.

The unique recreation, American McGee’s Alice, was a third-person action-adventure recreation launched in 2000 for Microsoft Home windows and Mac OS. Based mostly on Lewis Carroll’s novels, the sport featured a darkish, violent model of Wonderland and centered on Alice, who retreats to Wonderland after the traumatic demise of her household. The sequel, Alice: Insanity Returns, was launched in 2011, following Alice’s journey to rid herself of trauma and uncover the reality about her previous.

Finally, the destiny of the Alice IP stays with EA. As of now, the prospect of a 3rd recreation within the collection, “Alice: Asylum,” has come to a definitive finish.

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