Campo Santo Clarifies Development for In the Valley of Gods ‘on hold’

Almost exactly two years ago, Firewatch developer Campo Santo announced their follow-up first-person adventure title, In the Valley of Gods, which sends players to Egypt in 1920 as two explorers uncover ancient mysteries.

Several months after the reveal of the game, Valve acquired the indie developer, with the statement at the time claiming that the team would still be working on In the Valley of Gods as it aimed for a 2019 release. As the year draws to a close, fans have yet to hear anything about the narrative game’s progress, until now, as Campo Santo co-founder Jake Rodkin has sent a statement to Polygon to address the current status of In the Valley of Gods. Per Rodkin, development for the game is officially “on hold” as members of Campo Santo have moved on to other projects, including the recently announced VR title Half Life: Alyx, with others moving on to Dota Underlords and Steam among other projects. Rodkin does state that the team “can and may return to” developing In the Valley of Gods, and will “find an exciting way to let fans know” if that day comes to pass.

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