Posts Tagged ‘closures’

Laid To Rest: Spec Ops Creator Zombie Studios Closes

By Alice O'Connor on January 8th, 2015.

WINK.

After two decades making games, Zombie Studios have shut down. Since 1994, they’ve created the tactical shooter series Spec Ops, brought Zork into semi-3D with Zork Nemesis, dabbled in free-to-play with multiplayer FPS Blacklight: Retribution, spooked people with Daylight, and more. While Zombie is going to the grave [strong wordplay, and tactful too -ed.], Blacklight will live on. Some of the Zombie team have formed a new studio, Builder Box, which has taken ownership of Retribution and will continue to work on it.

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Revolution Continues: Deep Silver Buy Homefront Off Crytek

By Alice O'Connor on July 30th, 2014.

Ironically for a game about reclaiming a homeland, Homefront is now moving on again. After a month of downplaying reports of financial strife, Crytek have confirmed they’re selling the Homefront property and all its assets to Deep Silver. The team working on open-world FPS sequel Homefront: The Revolution–which was only announced in June–at Crytek UK will transfer over to a new Deep Silver studio to finish the game. Crytek had itself bought Homefront, which was created at Kaos Studios, last year in the collapse of THQ.

Crytek’s co-op shooter Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age is also moving, going to the Frankfurt headquarters as the Austin studio making it is cut down to offering CryEngine licensee support.

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GAME To Close 35 More Stores, Shut Gameplay.co.uk

By Craig Pearson on February 23rd, 2012.


Britain’s biggest high-street games retailer, GAME, is to close 35 more stores than had previously been announced, as part of a major restructuring. The company will reduce its current GAME and GameStation shops from 610 down to 550 by Christmas of next year. They’re also shutting down forgotten website gameplay.co.uk, redirecting customers there to GameStation’s website.
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