So I finished Hydrophobia earlier this week. The game ended abruptly and left me laughing about how poorly it was handled. I had planned to make a post about it and when I when to look for video evidence on YouTube, I noticed something really interesting. The ending to Hydrophobia had been changed. Just slightly mind you, but one that will possibly make quite an impact.
During the initial release of the game, players were left with a "To Be Continued" screen after the final cutscene of Hydrophobia. Then, after the game was poorly reviewed with major faults, Dark Energy went back and fixed a quite length list of problems. The update patch was released and the new version deemed Hydrophobia Pure. It was even given a reduced price to help makeover the game's image.
Here's a list of the changes if you're interested. Hydrophobia Pure Updates
But what you won't see on that list is that there is no longer any mention of a continuation of the story. The screen was completely removed. Did anyone else notice it? Did I just stumble on it because I happened to go back and rewatch the ending? Did anyone care? I'm assuming that the game did rather poorly and Microsoft canceled the trilogy, but Nick had mentioned the Developer tweeting him that even with the poor reception is was still planned. So why would they take out the words To Be Continued. If you're wondering, there's nothing after the credits of Hydrophobia Pure.
So is Hydrophobia done?