Newell says that the developers of Artifact have been working on a new update to reboot the game after receiving negative reviews upon release.
According to Newell,
Artifact was an interesting failure in its first go-round, which was surprising to Valve, who
thought that it was a really strong product.
Newell also states that this update has been internally referred to as "Artifact 2", with Valve deciding they must
do a larger reboot in order to justify its existence to customers and to markets.
Artifact was released in November 2018 to "generally favourable" reviews, but with a low user rating, receiving very mixed reviews on Steam. Views of the game worsened over time, with Valve announcing this time last year they would be suspending updates to the game.
Read all about what Newell has to say about Artifact in the next issue of the Edge magazine, available 26 March in stores and 23 March digitally.