Rune Factory 4 was cancelled for Europe due to technical difficulties
In January, Marvelous announced that Rune Factory 4’s European release had been cancelled. The company had explained, “While Marvelous AQL has made every effort to secure the title’s release for this territory, it is, unfortunately, not possible to do so at this time.”
Most assumed that the European cancellation was connected to the closure of Neverland, Co. – the game’s developer. XSEED executive VP Ken Berry elaborated on the situation through Facebook, explaining that the studio’s termination meant that technical difficulties couldn’t be addressed.
“Wish it was that easy as obviously everyone involved in the project would love to see it released in Europe, but it’s very difficult from a technical aspect since the people closest to the code are all gone (the Forbidden Magna team does have people from Neverland, yes, but for example the main programmer for RF4 is not one of them).”