The news comes from the EoN Facebook page, which thanks players for all the feedback from the various closed beta events (of which there where many). The post goes on to say that because of the feedback, Petroglyph, the studio behind EoN has “identified several key areas of the game which need polish and improvement.”
As a a result they have decided to postpone the Open Beta phase of testing until further notice. Those that had supported the game through pre-order packs should “expect to receive a follow-up email shortly”, according to the post. While it is disappointing to see an RTS of this caliber come so close to release, only to fall back into the depths of development, it’s at least comforting to know that the developers recognized the need for spending more time improving the gameplay experience. This should -hopefully- translate into a better game and a better experience overall once the RTS resurfaces.
Did you get a chance to play End of Nations? What areas do you feel needed improvement? Let us know!