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Robotoki’s Human Element is Put on Hiatus, Developer Shuttered

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It seems like Robotoki’s Human Element and its developer couldn’t manage to carry on independently. The studio was headed by Robert Bowling of Infinity Ward fame, and now Robotoki has closed shop, with Human Element put on hiatus:

“This week we have ceased operations at Robotoki and the development of Human Element is on hiatus,” Bowling said to Joystiq. “We were actively negotiating a new publishing deal for the premium version of Human Element but unfortunately I was unable to continue to self-fund development until a deal was finalized.”

The game was re-confirmed last March, for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Human Element was set to put you into an open world, post apocalyptic survivalist game of sorts. Despite free-to-play Korean company Nexon publishing the game, Robotoki decided to go after a premium distribution model.

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