PlayStation 4 exclusive The Tomorrow Children is making a return, following the developer’s acquisition of the IP.
The Tomorrow Children was released as a PS4 exclusive in October 2016, but the free-to-play game only lasted a little over a year before Sony shut its servers down in November 2017.
Despite this, the game has continued to have a cult following from players keen to see its return, and Q-Games CEO Dylan Cuthbert told IGN Japan in September that he was trying to get the rights back.
It would appear this was successful, as the official Q-Games Twitter account announced today.
“In a historical move by Sony Interactive Entertainment, The Tomorrow Children is home again,” the tweet read. “Q-Games has acquired the IP rights and will bring back The Tomorrow Children in the future.”
“I’d like to thank first and foremost the fans of The Tomorrow Children, without whom, I would never have had the confidence to keep pursuing this deal,” Cuthbert said in a statement on the Q-Games website.
“Our fans are some of the most amazing gamers out there, and every day for the past four years they have kept the dream alive. I think the happiest thing about this decision is imagining the enjoyment those fans will feel as they re-enter the crazy post-apocalyptic neo-soviet world of The Tomorrow Children.
“Secondly I’d like to thank Sony Interactive Entertainment for also working with me to have the IP returned to Q-Games. It has taken a concerted effort by all of us to get to this ultimate step, and I’m full of gratitude to everyone involved in the process.
“I am now tweaking and re-working parts of the game every week, and I hope everyone follows along and gets involved in this process. We plan to make quite a few changes for the better, and give The Tomorrow Children the re-launch it deserves.”