I Am Alive now on life support in Shanghai

I Am Alive, one of Ubisoft’s new franchises, has been been dealt another blow to the possibility of ever seeing the light of day. Earlier this year, the survival-horror game originally slated for a spring 2009 release was pushed back to late 2009 or early 2010. Today the game was hit again with another round of changes which could further affect the release date.

The original developer Darkworks, best known for their work on Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare, was taken off the project due to “other obligations.” Development for the remainder of the game has been handed off to Ubisoft Shanghai “in order to respect the new launch date.” Hopefully no ground will be lost as “the two studios have collaborated on aspects of the title over the past year.” Sadly there were no details on what the other obligations were and exactly why they were deemed more important than I Am Alive.