Five months ago Amazon Game Studio’s first big title, a 4v4 sports brawler called Breakway, was put on hold while the team reassessed the project.
It appears that even with the might of Amazon behind it, the game just didn’t get many players and those that did play the game found it lacking. It didn’t help that you couldn’t get the game on Steam.
The developers have now posted on Reddit that the game is no longer in production.
We wanted to update you on the development of Breakaway.
Since our last announcement, we have worked to implement community feedback and iterate on Breakaway’s core gameplay. While we have developed many ideas and made a lot of progress, we are also setting a very high bar for ourselves. In spite of our efforts, we didn’t achieve the breakthrough that made the game what we all hoped it could be. After a lot of soul searching, the team decided to focus on new ideas. As a result, Breakaway is no longer in active development.
We remain exceptionally proud of the team’s work, and feel privileged to have been a part of such a dedicated and enthusiastic community. We will reach out to this channel as soon as we have news to share regarding our new projects, and if a thunderbolt of inspiration strikes that leads us back to Breakaway, you’ll be the first to know.
The Breakaway Team