Dead Cells has seen years and years of fresh content and updates, but last week, we found out that all good things must come to an end. The devs behind the game shared an update on the title, and we learned that “The End is Near” expansion will be the game’s final round of new content. According to the statement released, it appears the devs are closing the book on Dead Cells in order to expand their reach with other titles.
A few days removed from that announcement, Motion Twin co-founder Sébastien Benard, who left the studio after spending 19 years there, seems to be quite upset with the studio’s decision to step away from Dead Cells. While Benard has long been removed from the Dead Cells development scene, he still has a lot to say on what he believes happened. (h/t VGC).
Benard took to the official Dead Cells Discord server to respond to a fan that asked for some insight as to why the game won’t be seeing anymore content. You can see Benard’s full response below.
“Since you’re asking me, I’d just say [Motion Twin] did the worst imaginable asshole move against Dead Cells and [Evil Empire]. Having seen first hand the actual situation behind the scene, I can honestly say I’m glad to not be part of this anymore. The official statement is total marketing bullshit, the way this situation happened is on a whole different level. I never imagined my former co-op studio would turn out to be such greedy people. I wish the absolute best to [Evil Empire] for their next things, and hope people working there will survive this sudden economic cut.”
Keep in mind that Benard hasn’t been at the studio in quite some time, but he certainly still has ties to the people there, and can no doubt glean what’s really going on behind the scenes. Motion Twin and Evil Empire are yet to respond to Benard’s claims, but we’ll be sure to update you if they do.