Sam & Max Sequel Axed

LucasArts has posted the announcement of cancellation of Sam & Max Freelance Police, planned as a sequel to Sam & Max Hit the Road, their classic adventure game (thanks Quboid). Word is:
"After careful evaluation of current market place realities and underlying economic considerations, we've decided that this was not the appropriate time to launch a graphic adventure on the PC" says Mike Nelson, Acting General Manager and VP of Finance and Operations. There is currently no plan to reduce staff.
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It wasn't very difficult to see this coming what with Full Throttle 2 being canned half a year ago.

I also doubt that any rumors of a fifth Monkey Isle will prove to be just that. Rumors.

Graphic adventures just don't sell anymore, and thus the cost of developing one isn't justified. The text adventure went the same way, oh so long ago (man, late '80s wasn't it? I played quite a few of them on my C64 and Amiga), and it stood to reason that the graphic adventure would follow at some point. (the few recently released graphics adventures being more of the exception than the rule)

These days, it's all about Kill7NG T3H F4GG0RT5 IN D34THM4TZ, D00D!!!!1!!!1!LOLOLOL!!1!OlOLO1l!OL

Sigh.

Creston

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