Though nothing has been officially announced, something seems to be going on with In the Valley of Gods, the sophomore effort of Campo Santo. Several prominent members of the Campo Santo team have changed their Twitter bios to imply they are no longer working on the game, and In the Valley of Gods has been removed from the studio’s official website.
Twitter user Tyler McVicker noticed that In the Valley of Gods environmental artist Jane Ng, art director Claire Hummel, and designer Jake Rodkin all changed their Twitter bios on November 17, 2019. The changes can be seen in the tweet below.
What is going on with In the Valley of Gods? pic.twitter.com/KBr9ndoAM5
— Tyler McVicker (@ValveNewsNetwor) November 17, 2019
The homepage of the official Campo Santo website has also been altered. Previously, the website listed In the Valley of Gods as Campo Santo’s current project. That has since been removed–Campo Sampo’s debut, Firewatch, is currently the only game listed on the website’s homepage. All that said, the official website for In the Valley of Gods still exists.
Campo Santo first announced In the Valley of Gods during The Game Awards 2017. Like Firewatch, In the Valley of Gods is a single-player, first-person adventure game. Campo Santo’s new game, however, is set in 1920s Egypt, stars an explorer turned filmmaker, and sees you accompanied by an AI-controlled partner. In April 2018, Campo Santo announced it had been acquired by Valve, transitioning In the Valley of Gods from an independent game to a Valve one. Since then, there hasn’t been news about In the Valley of Gods–though that hasn’t stopped us from pining for it.
from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/firewatch-devs-next-game-in-the-valley-of-gods-may/1100-6471550/