Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has #announced the game’s #name has been #changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set.
Recently picked up by Nordic games, the new title was formed through the developer and its Kickstarter backers. The goal is to let anyone not familiar with the game know by the title alone it can be played in single-player, while not assuming it is an MMO based on the “online” part outlines.
Jan Wagner, Managing Director of Cliffhanger, explains: “Shadowrun Online has always been a title that invited a wide range of expectations – some gamers thought it meant we are doing a full-blown MMORPG with a persistent open world, others believed it meant we are doing a free to play browser title. The core vision of the game has always focused on experiencing the world of Shadowrun together with your friends and meeting other players, swapping stories and exchanging strategies as well as a creating a space for actual role-playing with others. This to us is the core experience of Pen and paper roleplaying – a shared imagination and story experience. But a lot of people thought that the title meant they had to play it in multiplayer and didn’t even check it out. The new title also expresses our goal to continue to tell stories and release new content evolving from the collective actions of our players. They will shape the way the future plot of Shadowrun develops, literally making history in the Shadowrun Universe.”
“Especially for the boxed version, gamers need to be sure they can play the game alone at their convenience and not be forced into some online pattern or depend on any server activity for that matter. The new title also implies that Shadowrun Chronicles is here to stay,” said Gennaro Giani of publisher Nordic Games.
“The new title also implies that Shadowrun Chronicles is here to stay.”
Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown is set for a release on April 28 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.
The co-op tactical combat game will be made available through Steam Early Access on March 31.