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Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter re-launched

Thanks to outside funding, Precursor now seeking half as much money for a longer stand-alone game; PS4 version added as stretch goal

Precursor Games has launched its third crowdfunding push for the Shadow of the Eternals spiritual successor to Silicon Knights' Eternal Darkness. The studio halted its original crowdfunding campaigns through PayPal and Kickstarter after it said new developments would allow it to change the project, and today it re-launched the Kickstarter with a smaller funding goal and larger scope for the project.

"Our Kickstarter goal is at its current amount due to receiving external funding from private sources as well as investing our own money into the project," Precursor explained on its Kickstarter page. "We can state with confidence that by successfully reaching our Kickstarter goal of $750,000, Shadow of the Eternals can become a reality. This money will aid us in hiring more people and resources involved in the production of the game."

The original crowdfunding goal for the game was $1.5 million. As for the scope change, Shadow of the Eternals is now planned as a stand-alone 8-10 hour experience. Previously, Precursor was looking to fund Shadow of the Eternals as an episodic series, the first installment of which would last 2-4 hours.

As for other new developments, Precursor has announced that David Hayter (previously the voice of Metal Gear Solid protagonist Solid Snake) has joined the game's cast. The studio has also changed its stretch goals to include the PlayStation 4 as a target platform in addition to the Wii U and PC. The company said it is already an officially licensed developer for the console.

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