UK publisher Codemasters' upcoming renegade-robbery title Heist
has been cancelled, the publisher says. The title, which had been in development by Inxile Entertainment, was canned as part of the publisher's quality initiatives.
"After a much extended development period, Heist
has been terminated as a project and removed from our release schedule," a Codemasters spokesperson told media outlets including C&VG
"Codemasters is focusing its future portfolio on high quality titles that will, in the majority, be developed and produced by our internal studios," the spokesperson added.
's original developer Inxile is based in California, and has worked on the recent Bard's Tale
game as well as owning rights to the Line Rider
franchise, from which it made Wii/DS title Line Rider 2: Unbound
The Ashes Cricket
and Formula 1
publisher is currently rethinking some of its business strategy after high-profile flops such as Damnation
, and producing a smaller portfolio of games developed in-house appears to be part of its new tactics.
In addition to current investors Balderton Capital and Goldman Sachs, online reports indicate that the company is set to receive a cash injection
from a new, undisclosed investor.