The Tomorrow Children is going back online in a win for game preservation
Q-Games, developer of the PlayStation 4 exclusive the Tomorrow Children has announced that it has purchased the rights from Sony. This will allow the company to bring the game online again after it was shut down by the publisher in 2017.
The game was free to play and cooperatively driven. It focused on rebuilding civilization in a postapocalyptic future. You can read more about The Tomorrow Children‘s history in our detailed report from last year. We spoke with Dylan Cuthbert, Creative Director, about the birth and demise of the game.
The good news is that Q-Games is working to rebuild it and will document the whole process in a newsletter called Postcards from the Void.
The Tomorrow Children offers an unusual happy ending to online games that have been taken offline. Even games that I don’t like, such as Battleborn , deserve better than to disappear. This is especially true for developers who have put so much effort into creating a game that nobody can play anymore. This is an ongoing problem in games preservation that big publishers have not always dealt with with care.