We finally have news about the revival of The children of tomorrow† And it’s good news! A kind of news from 2022!
Here is a brief summary of The children of tomorrow if you forgot. The game was announced in 2014, hosted a closed beta in early 2016, hosted a Open public beta in mid-2014, then released as an early access title exclusively on PlayStation 4 in 2016. It was canned just over a year later.
In November 2021, we learned that Q-Games, the original developers of the children of tomorrow, had secured the intellectual property rights of the title from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Fast forward to today, and Q-Games announced that The Tomorrow Children: Phoenix Edition will return to PlayStation 4 this year with improvements for PlayStation 5.
Announcing The Tomorrow Children: Phoenix Edition, coming to PS4 in 2022 with improvements for PS5!
— Q-Games – 20th Anniversary! (@PixelJunkNews) June 8, 2022
There’s also a brand new trailer to match the game’s announcement, which you can check out below.
The official announcement on the Q-Games website says the game’s 2022 release will include “additional features, new islands to explore, and peer-to-peer multiplayer.” While the team seems eager to stay true to the morning Children‘s original concepts and ideas, Q-Games also notes that they have taken into consideration the community’s response, stating:
With the community’s feedback in mind, Q-Games has spent a lot of time restoring the game to its intended design to provide a premium experience. This decision allowed The Tomorrow Children to remain playable indefinitely and as part of the design changes, the game will no longer rely on a central server and all microtransactions have been removed.
The director and CEO of Q-Games Dylan Cuthbert is also quoted on the website:
“Today is an incredibly special day for our team here in Kyoto as we reveal all the details of our game’s revival. The Tomorrow Children: Phoenix Edition seemed like an appropriate title for the long-standing project we started to breathe new life into The Tomorrow Children for our fans, who never gave up on the game, even after it went offline.
We focused on improvements to help new players get started, made changes based on feedback from veteran players, and added a range of new islands, items and ways to play. This wealth of changes allowed us to rebalance the game in new and exciting ways and I’m already looking forward to visiting player cities when we launch later this year!”
the morning Kids: Phoenix Edition doesn’t have a set release date, but we know it’ll be out this year, and it’s apparently going to be a keeper. As someone who has never played the game, I’m very excited to get my hands on my dingy little community helper.