Publication date of the original Japanese article: 2021-11-09 20:47 (JST)
Translated by. Ryuki Ishii
Game developer Q-Games announced on November 9 that the company has signed a rights transfer agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment for The Tomorrow Children. Q-Games now owns the IP, and they intend to bring the game back.
The Tomorrow Children is a free-to-play online multiplayer game released back in 2016 for PlayStation 4. It was developed by Q-Games and published by SIE. The world of The Tomorrow Children is engulfed in the bleak Void, as a result of a failed Soviet experiment to share the consciousness of the entire human race. Players take the role of Projection Clones to explore various islands which are manifestations of human thoughts. Collect resources, help develop towns, defend towns from Kaiju monsters (Izverg), and bring life back to the Void.
Along with its unique alternate future Soviet Union world-building, the game utilized Voxel Cone Tracing rendering technology to bring a unique art style, and had a Soviet Union-themed social experiment-esque game design. It truly was an intriguing, one-of-a-kind experience, but unfortunately ended its service just one year later in November 2017.
The rights to this title had been held by SIE, but now the rights transfer agreement has been signed and the IP will return to the developer, Q-Games. Dylan Cuthbert, the founder of the studio and director of the game, commented that the support of the fans really pushed their back to pursue this deal. Cuthbert also thanked SIE for their help in returning the IP.
Q-Games is now “tweaking and re-working parts of the game” in preparation for the re-launch of this title. The release date and the compatible platforms are yet to be announced. “As the dust from this momentous occasion settles we would like to invite our fans; proletariat and bourgeoisie combined, to follow us as we document and give exciting development updates every step of the way to bringing the game back to life.”
If you are interested in The Tomorrow Children’s revival, make sure to check out the official website and sign up for “Postcards From the Void.”