Jason Hall’s plans for an enhanced version of Blood have hit a roadblock.
The Monolith Productions founder and CEO had hoped to release an updated version of the cult first-person shooter for free across several platforms.
However, rights holder Atari apparently isn’t interested.
“I just got an unusually short, one sentence e-mail from Atari, letting me know that given the current set of circumstances, they are choosing to decline to proceed,” wrote Hall on Postmortem.
“Obviously, I am disappointed. Particularly given Atari’s continued encouragement along with the amount of time, effort and correspondence that I have put into this venture.
“The only thing that can be done at this point is to wait and see what happens with Atari, and hope that they find themselves in a position and mindset to allow my efforts to continue on this matter at a future date.”
Development on Blood was started by 3D Realms (Duke Nukem, Shadow Warrior) before Monolith completed the game and GT Interactive released it in 1997 for PC.