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2:45 PM on 05.29.2014

Electronic Arts closes Mythic Entertainment

Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online developer Mythic Entertainment is no more, another casualty of Electronic Arts. The studio closure was confirmed in a statement to Kotaku: "We are closing the EA Mythic location in Fai...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 12.12.2013

Development studio Terminal Reality has shut down

2013 hasn't been to kind to struggling game studios, and it appears we've got another casualty before this rocky year in gaming closes out. It is now reported that the Texas-based game studio, Terminal Reality, has shut down....

Alessandro Fillari

1:30 PM on 11.29.2013

Rune Factory studio shuts down, declares bankruptcy

Rune Factory developer Neverland has closed its doors, according to a statement on the company's official website. The studio ceased operations today and announced plans to file for bankruptcy in the near future. Struggling w...

Kyle MacGregor

5:15 PM on 04.25.2013

Death Inc. maker Ambient Studios to close

Defence Grid 2 being picked up shows that there can be life after a failed Kickstarter project but it seems that's a rare situation. GamesIndustry International is reporting that is the case with Ambient Studios, developer of...

Alasdair Duncan

2:45 PM on 04.05.2013

Sega is shuttering its Australia studio

Last year, Sega vowed to restructure, and the company is certainly making good on its word. Sega confirmed to Kotaku that it will be closing the doors of Sega Studios Australia. Sega released a statement noting that...

Brett Makedonski

12:33 PM on 04.01.2013

Disney shuts down LucasArts

Disney has today announced that it's decided to close down LucasArts as a game studio, transitioning it into a "licensing model." This effectively means that LucasArts is dead, likely to exist as little more than a legacy nam...

Jim Sterling

6:15 PM on 03.21.2013

Twisted Pixel dev: Game industry is struggling, not dying

In the wake of massive studio closures these past few years, not to mention other eye-opening events like John Riccitello's resignation as CEO of Electronic Arts, it's hard to have a positive outlook on the industry's future....

Tony Ponce

10:45 AM on 03.05.2013

Jerry Bruckheimer Games is no more

Do you remember Jerry Bruckheimer Games? You would be forgiven if you didn't. After we first heard that the studio would be partnering with MTV in 2007, and then that it had acquired talent from Microsoft and Ubisoft in ...

Darren Nakamura

7:00 PM on 02.22.2013

Hell Yeah developer to cease making games

Aurelien Regard, creative director and co-founder of Arkedo, announced today that the studio no longer plans to produce any new games. The company hasn't been shut down or gone bankrupt, but there are no more employees at the...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:30 PM on 02.08.2013

Epic Games is closing Impossible Studios

Maryland-based Impossible Studios, a team made up of employees from Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning developer Big Huge Games, was formed by Epic Games back in August and put in charge of Infinity Blade: Dungeons. Now, it's been...

Jordan Devore

3:27 PM on 02.04.2013

Sony ends relationship with PlayStation All-Stars maker

Sony is ending its relationship with SuperBot Entertainment, the makers of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. This comes days after the studio laid off a number of employees. "Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that th...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:01 AM on 01.29.2013

Epic Mickey studio Junction Point has been shut down

Following some rumors floating around yesterday, Disney has just confirmed the closure of Austin-based Junction Point Studios: "It was with much sadness that we informed our teams today of changes to our Games organization,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 01.23.2013

Vigil Games' lead combat designer says his goodbyes

THQ has cleared its plate and sold off all its assets... well... not all of them. For some reason, not one company placed a bid for Darksiders developer Vigil Games, dooming the young studio. Vigil's lead combat designer Ben ...

Tony Ponce

8:23 PM on 01.23.2013

THQ is done, all assets sold off

[Update 2: Certain licenses that weren't sold off may find new digs elsewhere. The WWE series, for instance, could find its way into Take-Two's pockets.] [Update: Vigil Games' lead combat designer, Ben Cureton, decided to wri...

Tony Ponce