Ahh crap. Of all the announcements and EA titles, this was the one I was looking forward to the most. Here’s the statement from Steam.
It is with regret that we must inform you that our development partner for Distant Kingdoms, Orthrus Studios, has ceased trading and is therefore unable to continue work on the game.
While we are surprised and disappointed at this news, we are looking into various options whereby development could potentially continue. However, in the interest of transparency, there will be no ongoing support for the game for the foreseeable future.
We understand that this is disappointing news for fans of the game and we truly appreciate the support that has been given for Distant Kingdoms so far.
Due to legal commitments, we will be unable to comment on ongoing discussions but we will endeavour to provide an update as soon as there is more news on the future of the game.