Breakaway, Amazon Game Studios’ 4v4 brawler and future eSports vehicle, is officially on hold as the development team takes time to “iterate and evolve” the game’s “core gameplay” based on feedback from players who took part in the game’s Alpha test.
“Over the course of the Alpha we received a lot of feedback from you that we’re taking to heart,” reads an update on the game’s official site. “In order to get it right, we’re letting our team take the time to iterate and evolve Breakaway’s core gameplay to deliver what you’ve asked for. We aren’t sure how long this will take, but we think it’s the right thing to do for the game, and you, the community.”
Following its reveal in September 2016, a public alpha for the mythological brawler ran from June through September. As the developer notes, it won’t host further alpha matches at this time. The brawler puts a large focus on streaming, and based on the setup, its obvious Amazon is hoping the game will be a major player in the eSports world.
Yesterday, Kotaku reported Breakaway was “essentially cancelled,” though it “may reemerge in some form later.” While Amazon’s official statement offers a more optimistic outlook, we likely won’t know the extent of this hiatus for a decent while.