Commander Keen has showcased at 2019 Bethesda’s E3 presentation. A lot of hype was created over the game. But, it appears that the game stands cancelled. The game was supposed to be released right around now. So, there should be mention of the game on the developer’s official website. This has made people wonder whether the game is cancelled or not.
All of this information has been discovered by a Twitter user called Nitomatta. So let us discuss what happened to this game.
Scrubbing off all prior mentions about Commander keen
So, firstly let’s talk about the discovery made by the Twitter user mentioned above. They have discovered all mentions of the game on Zeni Max Online Games have been deleted. Moreover, it was discovered that the official website of the game, GoKeen.com no longer exists. We tried to open the website, it now redirects to Bethesda.net.
Under normal circumstances, the game would have a distinct website dedicated to it. It would house all the information relating to the game.
The website is supposed to have all the updates about the game but it seems that there is no such website.
Has a Big Project gone to waste?
Commander Keen was hailed by Bethesda as an important work. The developer has seen some success with these titles. Some of the titles which deserve an honourable mention are given herein. Titles like Elder Scrolls: Blades and Fallout: Shelter, the latter which was also ported to consoles and PC have been some of the top titles.
The game was kept in dormancy was a long period of time. After it was announced, it received little support. This is mostly due to the fact that the gameplay was a drastic departure. The series included using cards for all the movement and a turn-based combat system. All of this has dragged the reputation of the game.
Bethesda has announced that it will be participating in the Summer Games Fest. There has been an announcement for the game in any regard but it seems that the project is already swept under the rug. Though there is also a possibility of a retooling of the game.