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You cannot kill the metal 15 Feb, 2009, 18:17 / 11 comments

Now that Brütal Legend is safe in a new publisher's hands and set for release by the end of this year, we're in an emotional position to digest the details of how close it was to being obliterated without all of the nerve wracking. Indeed, as some new magazine scans posted by our most Brutal! of hosted sites reveal, the game's publishing agreement with EA came mere weeks before Double Fine would had to have shut production down.
The Activision/Vivendi merger saw numerous game casualties, among them Ghostbusters and Brütal Legend. With no publisher but an increasingly polished game already in hand, Double Fine opted to buckle down and continue building the game even as operating funds became increasingly scarce.

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Regardless of the setbacks the game encountered throughout 2008, Double Fine avoided shutting down production, though Schafer admits the potential was looming in the final weeks before the deal was struck.
Yikes! Also included in the Game Informer preview is at least one new screenshot, so get yourself over there.

Comments

  • The Tingler on 16 Feb, 2009, 14:16…
    I will never say a bad word about EA ever again. Activision on the other hand...
  • Kroms on 15 Feb, 2009, 18:58…
    I actually feel a bit sick thinking about that. Dunno what I'd do if BL but more importantly DF shut down. :'(
  • Gabez on 15 Feb, 2009, 20:42…
    It wouldn't bother me.
  • Kroms on 16 Feb, 2009, 00:49…
    :P You haven't played a single game pro-2000, so what do you care?
  • Kroms on 16 Feb, 2009, 00:49…
    *post
  • Gabez on 16 Feb, 2009, 09:50…
    I have actually! I recently completed Jedi Academy... for the second time! And I've played JKII. And Bone/Sam and Max. So that's... four games!
  • The Tingler on 16 Feb, 2009, 14:16…
    ALL of Sam & Max?
  • Gabez on 16 Feb, 2009, 19:21…
    All apart from S2E5
  • Udvarnoky on 15 Feb, 2009, 20:43…
    It wouldn't bother me if you shut down.
  • Gabez on 15 Feb, 2009, 21:08…
    That wouldn't bother me either!
  • Udvarnoky on 15 Feb, 2009, 21:28…
    So what, you're pro-suicide now?! Pfft, you've become the same as the goth kids who you bemoaned ruined The SCUMM Bar community!