Worms franchise, after a mixed response to last entry Worms Clan Wars.with Strategy Informer veteran UK developers Team 17 revealed that they will be taking a year-long break from their signature
When asked at indie event Rezzed how Clan Wars had performed, Business Development head Nick Clarkson said, "Sadly not as well as we'd hoped. As a game it's probably the most complete version of Worms out there, at least on PC. Certainly post-launch the support for it was very good, there was bugs here and there and the team kept on top of it."
"We've purposefully moved away from Worms for this year, apart from Battlegrounds (the next-gen version ofWorms) which was already in the pipeline, just so we can regroup and see what we can do. Worms is 20 next year, so we're thinking what can we do for a Worms anniversary?"
Although Clan Wars was generally pretty well-received critically, it clearly didn't make the splash that Team 17 hoped with the gaming audience.
So no more Worms for a bit, which is probably a good idea as the series was at risk of becoming a little stale. It will be interesting to see what Team 17 come up with for that next-gen game, however.