They put on hold in favor of Witcher sequel

They, an alien-themed first-person shooter announced back in 2007, has been put on hold.

CD Projekt’s co-founder Marcin Iwinski broke the news in a recent interview, pointing to economic hardships as the reason behind the decision, “Unfortunately due to tough economy we had to put They on hold, as we have decided to allocate all resources to the next Witcher game in production [the company’s currently working on the multiplatform The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings]. The Metropolis team is working together with CD Projekt RED to make sure we deliver an outstanding Witcher experience to our fans.”

Iwinski adds that they haven’t canceled the game though and “would really like to return to it.”