We've seen reports over the past year that Rare's Everwild is undergoing a bit of a challenging phase right now — even Microsoft confirmed it back in October — and a new report has stated that the game is "a real mess" at the moment.

Speaking on The XboxEra Podcast a few days ago, VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb had the following to say:

"Everwild is a real mess. They try to talk diplomatically about it when they're in public, like 'people hear things about the creative director leaving and things getting rebooted and that's overstated' — it's not that overstated. They've rebooted that thing and they don't know exactly what the state of it... they are still figuring that out, and it's a mess."

"This is not me just using colourful descriptions — the people working on that game don't really know what's going on with that game. That's how much of a mess it is right now."

As Grubb mentioned, Xbox Game Studios Head Matt Booty suggested to Kinda Funny Games back in October that reports of a "reset" for Everwild were too extreme, and the team was simply in a place of "trying to make sure that they've got something special."

Work is clearly continuing on the project, as former Alien: Isolation Lead Designer Gary Napper recently joined the Everwild team, so let's hope Rare and Microsoft can find a way to turn the project into another fantastic IP.

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[source youtube.com]