from Dominik Zwingmann
Players will have until Monday evening to download a prototype of the Golden Ax Reborn on Steam. The project was supposed to be released as a remake of the classic, but was then discontinued after the development studio was closed. The developers of the prototype at the time were not contacted by Sega in the run-up to the release.

For the 60th anniversary of Sega, the publisher published a prototype of a project on Steam that never saw the light of day. At the beginning of the 2010s, Sega wanted to launch numerous new editions of famous classics under the Reborn series. This included a remake of Golden Ax, which first appeared in 1989. In 2013, however, the development studio behind the planned Reborn series was closed and all projects were discontinued. Classics like Streets of Rage, Altered Beast or Shinobi should also be playable in the collection as new editions. Now fans get a glimpse of the reborn remake of Golden Ax, at least for a short time.

Under the title "Golden Axed: A Canceled Prototype" the game was now available for free Steam released. A single level of the new edition is playable, which served as a "proof of concept". However, after the release there was criticism for Sega. Accordingly, the company should not have contacted any of the developers at the time in advance. On Twitter, Tim Dawson, among others, spoke up, who was busy with the new edition under the most difficult conditions. Its complete Statement on the subject you can also read it on Steam.

Tim Dawson and his team worked up to 14 hours a day over a period of two weeks on the prototype of the Golden Ax Reborn. In his statement, he describes the studio management as "ungrateful and ignorant". Meanwhile, a Sega spokesman has apologized for the unsolicited publication. It will be there until 7 p.m. tonight Demo of "Golden Axed: A Canceled Prototype" Free to download on Steam.

via Polygon

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