Dark Matter pulled from sale over lack of ending

There’s been another update to the Dark Matter saga, with the Metroidvania title unceremoniously yoinked from both Steam and GOG.com this week over the discovery that it simply didn’t have an ending.

We told you earlier this week that gamers were frustrated with the game and its notorious “To be continued” ending (despite there being no actual plans to contunue the story). At the time, developer Interwave blamed you, the gamer, for not supporting the title’s Kickstarter project.

Erik Schreuder, president of publisher Iceberg Interactive, explains via the Steam forums:

At present, the end of the game may cause confusion and is not satisfactory. We sincerely apologise for this, as it is not of the standard we would expect. We are working to offer a more conclusive and satisfying ending to the game as we speak and expect a fix to appear as soon we are able to.

Note: That’s the publisher speaking, not the developer. It turns out that a large chunk of the Interwave developers parted ways with the company some time between July and August, with Gamasutra reporting that the “vast majority” of the original Dark Matter team is no longer working on the project.

Now, we hear that Dark Matter has actually been handballed to an external company who is working on the new ending. No release date has been mentioned just yet, and we do not know any plans to reinstate the game on digital distribution platforms.

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