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It’s almost two years since Microsoft and Rare first unveiled Everwild, a game that immediately grabbed attention thanks to its gorgeous art style, but has since faded into the background. With next to no updates since its announcement and changes in leadership within the game development team, many have wondered how the game development is going.

Reports have said that the game’s development has gone through its fair share of issues (probably over a five-year period), and that its development has even been restarted at one point. According to Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty, though, that’s not true. Talking to Kinda Funny (transcribed by Pure Xbox), Booty said there were reports of Everwild’s development after restart is “a little more extreme” than what is actually happening with the project.

“When you look at it from the outside, when you hear a word like ‘reset’ and maybe ‘restructure’, I’ll say those are probably a little more definite, a little more extreme than what’s happening really like a game. come to life, ”said Booty. “[NBA Jam creator] Mark Turmell used to say that a game is made a thousand small decisions at a time. You each day make hundreds of small decisions and at the end of how long you work on the game, they all add up. And I think that’s where the Everwild team at the moment. ”

Booty went on to add that the development team is really focusing on what it wants to achieve with the game, and that they want to “get it right” before they show it more.

“[The team] trying to make sure they have something special, ”he said. “We’ve shown a world, you’ve seen the art style of the team, but we want it right … it’s natural for a team to go through some of the process that. ”

Previous reports have suggested that Everwild is currently targeting a launch sometime in 2023 or 2024.


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