Horror game Cult County canceled for 3DS, now aiming for PS4’s Morpheus

Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has publicly backed the project.

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Renegade Kid originally designed horror game Cult County for the Nintendo 3DS, but now the developer wants to bring it to consoles and the PlayStation 4’s virtual reality headset, Morpheus.

Cult County is a first-person survival horror game that mixes episodic storytelling with exploration similar to Silent Hill and Resident Evil. Like Renegade Kid’s Dementium and Moon, Cult County was originally headed to a Nintendo handheld, but Renegade Kid said it has grown beyond the scope of the 3DS.

Currently, Renegade Kid wants to publish Cult County on Steam, Wii U, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. In order to fund what has clearly become a bigger project, the developer has set up a Kickstarter with a funding goal of $580,000. At the time of writing, Cult County has raised $25,515 from 967 backers.

If it hits its second stretch goal of $640,000, Renegade Kid will pay the extra license fees for Unity and development hardware it needs in order to publish Cult County on Xbox 360.

Yesterday, Renegade Kid said that if Cult County is funded, it will also utilize Sony’s Morpheus VR headset for the PS4. Apparently, Sony Computer Entertainment’s President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida would like to see it happen, as he already backed the project on Kickstarter.

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Discussion

64 comments
AQWBlaZer91
AQWBlaZer91

If only there was a kick starter which should their minds to resume devlopment for the Nintendo 3DS and only for that platform. Forget the XBox One or PS4 consoles, they don't need this game as the systems already have enough FPS games.

AQWBlaZer91
AQWBlaZer91

That's Bullshit, the Nintendo 3DS needs a First Person game like that considering the platform has loads of RPG's, platformers and adventure games but the system needs is an FPS title. This could have helped the platform a little more, now taking the bait to make the project bigger is a big mistake.

Lamesy
Lamesy

This is retarded. Only one reason that a game designed for 3DS would "grow too big" -- the devs allowing it to do so. Ever heard of editing, discipline, self control? It's fine if they're willing to pony up the dough for a larger scale project. But to be so sloppy, and then run to the public for help...

You made your bed Renegade Kid, now lie in it.

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

"In order to fund what has clearly become a bigger project, the developer has set up a Kickstarterwith a funding goal of $580,000. At the time of writing, Cult County has raised $25,515 from 967 backers."


I can't stop laughing

deadpen
deadpen

Could care less about it skipping 3ds. Wii U, PS 4, Xbox One doesn't matter which all will be 100% better than a dc title.

JoSilver
JoSilver

Well, at least it's still coming to Wii U. Would like new game for Wii U.

iamllamapie
iamllamapie

"Cult Country was originally headed to a Nintendo handheld". Jesus Christ, proof read your writing! You're meant to be professional journalists!

Celsius765
Celsius765

well this is old news  heard about this 4 days ago. the only thing new is the morpheas stretch goal

broly180
broly180

HEY SONY Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance 2, and Resistance 3  ABOUT VR HEADSET PROJECT MORPHEUS I KNOW YOU DO IT......

XBOX 360 STILL SUCK....

Fabian85
Fabian85

3ds port no thanks. Hope death in candlewood makes it though. And you wouldnt want to live in a tent for a few days with the people below would you?

kujel
kujel

Well Renegade Kid just lost a lot of respect from me.

theoldgods666
theoldgods666

GameSpot should post Xbox article. That will bring out trolls. 

theoldgods666
theoldgods666

Damnit come on GameSpot bring out another article that's actually troll worthy so we can troll. 

Micropixel
Micropixel

Of all things to opt for, why VR? Bad choice, Renegade Kid...

khuzko
khuzko

Another victory for Sony

deadpen
deadpen

ds title not dc WTF is wrong with my fingers today

deadpen
deadpen

@iamllamapie  GameSpot writers are to journalist as veterinarians are to doctors, the last stop before your degree is a waste and you are unemployed.


GameSpot..... are we sure it isn't Game&pot but they didn't know how to write an ampersand so they just made it into an S?!?!

iamllamapie
iamllamapie

@Fabian85  Except it's not a 3DS port because it has evolved into a console/PC game now. If it wasn't on the 3DS how can it be ported?

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Here's an idea. Get a f^#king life. If trolling is how you entertain yourself, eat a bullet, your life is already over anyway.

Zerabp
Zerabp

@deadpen You do realize veterinarians have to learn about triple the amount as doctors who work on people do right? They also have to spend just as much time in internships etc., actually practicing, and it costs basically the same amount to get a veterinary degree as well. In short you're not the sharpest tool in the shed are you?

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@deadpen And here you are, commenting on their articles. Where does that leave you?
Think a bit what you write dude :P

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@theoldgods666 @broly180   What's the confusion with bloly180's post?  That's how you get buzz going about an idea.  The emphasized part written in all caps, "ABOUT VR HEADSET PROJECT MORPHEUS I KNOW YOU DO IT...", that's probably all they'll be talking about at Sony for the next couple of days.  People will be taken off of projects to do whatever that means.

And when Phil Spencer over at Microsoft reads the "XBOX 360 STILL SUCK..." part, he's going to be like "Noooooooooo!!!!"

khuzko
khuzko

@theoldgods666 @noandno @acce-meza  uber ToS violation

theoldgods666
theoldgods666

@noandno @theoldgods666 @acce-meza  So you are uncle Colonel.