Though its initial reveal video looked quite simply sublime, Rime’s development hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing. Announced back in 2013, Tequila Works reacquired the rights from Sony earlier this year, seemingly leaving the game’s development hanging in the balance. The reasons for that turn of events is far from clear, but it’s now been picked up by Grey Box and parent company Six Foot, with a release now planned for 2017.
Raúl Rubio Munárriz, CEO & creative director of Tequila Works said “We’ve always wanted RiME to captivate players’ imaginations, capturing that feeling of being a child and experiencing the wonders of a bedtime story for the first time. We’re so excited to find in Grey Box and Six Foot partners just as eager as we are to make that vision for such a personal project a reality.”
As a reminder of what the game looks like, the GamesCom trailer from 2014 is just as gorgeous and magical now as it was then.