Oh well, this is a bad news for numerous parties out there; the first being me as I was really looking forward to Human Element based on what Robotoki had shown us so far.
However, it appears that the lack of a publishing deal has resulted in the game being put on what could be called a hiatus.
Robert Bowling, the guy we know from games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare trilogy, was also the founder of Robotoki.
Sadly, the studio has been shut down – everyone has limits to the funds they can individually contribute to their studio.
The official website of the development studio also received a post from Bowling who appears to have been trying to make things work for a while now:
We were actively negotiating a publishing deal for the premium version of Human Element but unfortunately I am unable to continue to self-fund the studio until that deal finalizes.
I want to thank every single person who supported us along this journey. It was an experience of a lifetime, and we learned a lifetime of experience. I will never forget the friends we made, the experiences we created, and the lessons we learned.
Until couple of months back, Nexon was publishing the game but Robotoki wished to shift the game to a premium retail model instead of the free to play model that it was originally scheduled to follow. This led to a fallout between the two companies.
Human Element was going to play around in a zombie apocalypse where the survivors were the real deal and not the undead.
CryEngine 4 was being used to make the game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.