Hoping for a completely uncensored version of the horror-adventure Agony? You'll have to wait for eternity now, after developers Madmind cancelled development on Agony Unrated.
The studio announced in a short Kickstarter post that development on an uncensored version of the game was being cancelled. There was no sugar coating: Madmind is in financial dire straits.
"We regret to inform you that our company is currently struggling with financial problems. Due to technical and legal reasons, Madmind must cancel the development of Agony Unrated. Part of the team will continue to support Agony on Steam and consoles by publishing new patches."
The critical and public reception to Agony has been poor, with the press panning the game's checkpoint system, bugs and gameplay marring the visual design of Hell. Madmind announced it was looking at releasing an uncensored patch for Agony on PC that would reinstate content removed to appease censors (including the Classification Board). Valve, however, had already begun taking actions against such patches as of last year.
For now, those who backed the game hoping to see Madmind's true vision will have to suffice with YouTube. Madmind released a video showing some of the cut scenes, including the rape of a succubus and killing of children while in demon form.
Agony has shipped on PS4, PC and Xbox One. The studio has pledged to continue patching the game on all platforms, including a Xbox One X patch to fix issues exclusive to Microsoft's beefier console. That's expected to be approved within a week or so, while all other platforms will get more bug fixes and a new lighting system in a patch this week.