Despite the P.T.-inspired horror title, Allison Road, being cancelled following a publishing deal with Team 17, it looks like the game still has some life in it yet as the creator has vowed to continue development on the game.
Back in June, developer Lilith and publisher Team 17 officially parted ways revealing that development on the game, Allison Road, had been cancelled. However, all is not lost as creator Christian Kesler has confirmed to IGN that the project will continue under a new studio, Far from Home, which Kesler has started with his wife.
“I’m actually really happy to be able to announce that [Allison Road] will continue,” Kesler told IGN. “We had a lot of support online and some folks out there are just incredibly nice.”
Since the game was revealed, many tagged the game as the “spiritual successor to P.T.” the playable teaser released by Konami which was set to become Silent Hills before it was cancelled. Allison Road then found its home on Kickstarter where it was pulled early due to a partnership with Team 17.
At the time players were super excited for the game as it was a truly terrifying horror game which filled the hole that P.T. had left behind. The game was doing pretty well for itself on Kickstarter too before Team 17 decided to help out, showing Kesler that many people wanted this game to become a reality.
In the interview, Kesler added that most of the work seen on the game up until this point had been done by him.
“For our gameplay trailer, I did all the modeling, texturing, shaders, lighting, etc., and thankfully a lot of the mechanics are already implemented from the previous development phase, so I can comfortably take the game forward by myself,” Kesler told IGN. “If and when it comes to a point where new features and mechanics are required, or old ones need changing, I’ll go look for support.”
As for the future of Allison Road, I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Though it’s looking unlikely that we’ll see anything new quite so soon.