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Cyberpunk sidescroller The Last Night runs into 'massive legal and funding issues'

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Open-world cyberpunk platformer The Last Night (opens in new tab) has run into "massive business, legal and funding issues" and is looking to raise more money, its creator Tim Soret has said. 

It was initially due to be released in 2018, but that was pushed back, and the team also had to cancel a new trailer that they planned to reveal at this year's The Game Awards (opens in new tab), Soret said on Twitter. He said he "can't talk about" the issues that his studio Odd Tales ran into, and asked potential investors to get in touch.

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The Last Night was revealed last year (opens in new tab), and Soret promised it'd be a "cinematic adventure game" in the same style as Flashback, the classic 1992 platformer. Since then, it has been wishlisted 186,000 times on Steam. 

As the Steam page (opens in new tab) will tell you, it follows the story of Charlie, "a second-class citizen living in a city brimming with augmentation and citizens living a gamified existence". Its release date is now listed as "TBA".

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.