Some sad news for fans of the fighting game Them's Fightin' Herds, as the developer Mane6 has cancelled the Story Mode and will be ceasing active development on the game.
This was announced on Steam in an update post going over the 5.1.0 version release that pulls in a new Armor Break game mechanic, along with various bug fixes. It also goes over a few details up an upcoming DLC character named Nidra, and teases the final DLC character Baihe. Below all that though, is a short note about the future of the game:
As we look forward to the release of Nidra and Baihe, let's talk about what comes next.
After the Season 1 Pass is complete, we will be ceasing active development on TFH. We will still be able to release small patches to address game-breaking bugs, but no new content will be produced. Unfortunately, that includes Story Mode.
Story Mode has always been an ambitious feature and one we truly desired to implement. We know how much our fans have been looking forward to Story Mode chapters, and we hope you understand how much we looked forward to working on and releasing them.
We are looking for opportunities to release content that has already been produced for Chapter 2, starting with a new stage, "Restricted Section". This stage will be a part of the version 6.0 update alongside Nidra and Baihe.
Always a shame when long-promised features for a game don't happen, and it seems players really aren't pleased with this. Since the announcement went up on November 22nd, the recent user reviews on Steam are now Mostly Negative