The development of Human Element has been put “on hiatus” after Robotoki closed its doors according to studio founder Robert Bowling.
The studio decided to move away from the free to play game model in exchange for making a premium game, in doing so they severed ties with Nexon who were going to publish the free to play title. This decision resulted in a small number of layoffs but it seems the studio struggled since that point and have resulted in the studio closing their doors.
Bowling told GamesIndustry.biz
This week we have ceased operations at Robotoki and the development of Human Element is on hiatus, we were actively negotiating a new publishing deal for the premium version of Human Element but unfortunately I was unable to continue to self-fund development until a deal was finalized.
Hopefully Robotoki finds a home for Human Element and is able to complete development.