New World Interactive posted an announcement relating to the game’s goals on Jan. 3 that explained the reasoning behind their cancellation of the project. Starting with what lead game designer Michael Tsarouhas referred to as “sobering news” about the game’s creative director leaving the company, Tsarouhas continued to discuss the
Instead of putting work into the campaign mode, New World will instead focus on the multiplayer experience the game offers.
“At this moment it’s more important to us that we deliver a full multiplayer and coop experience that improves on Insurgency; one that is true to our style and what we feel we do best. We know to some of you this decision may be unexpected, and we’re sad to share this news, but this was a shift our team felt we needed to make.”
However, New World was also able to confirm some of the content that’ll definitely be in the game that included several game modes as well as specifics on how they’ll work.
The full announcement from Tsarouhas and New World Interactive can be read here through their update post.