New studio Precursor chose not to fund its ‘spiritual successor’ to Shadow of the Eternals via Kickstarter, and perhaps now we know why.
As investigated by Polygon, the project is asking for ‘donations’. If it were being run on Kickstarter then Precursor would only be able to collect the money upon successfully hitting their target funding goal. It was also be obligated to use the cash to fund the game’s development.
This, however, is not the case with Shadows of the Eternals.
The T&Cs state that all donations given to the studio are “strictly donations and are not consideration for any services or product”. Worse still “a donation cannot be cancelled or returned once it has been completed, whether or not Precursor Games completes the game or fulfils the specified reward”.