hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Rumortoid: Factor 5 has closed its doors

2:00 AM on 12.21.2008 // Conrad Zimmerman
  @ConradZimmerman

It's starting to get a little depressing, having to write post after post about developers shutting down. Yet, here we are again. In a post on the IGN forums, Matt Casamassina claims an inside source has revealed to him that the developer behind Lair took their ball and went home on Friday.

The company, which released their first game back in 1988, was also responsible for the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and Turrican series. Murmurs have been circulating for several months that Factor 5 was developing new Kid Icarus and Superman games.

I'm still classing this as rumor, for the time being, since there's no attributable name to Casamassina's source. Still, with their last game a flop (for good reason), a recent blog post from an artist at Factor 5 claiming dire financial straits and plenty of other devs cutting staff or going under completely, it sounds quite probable.

[Via Kotaku]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Conrad Zimmerman, Moustache
 Follow Blog + disclosure ConradZimmerman Tips
An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. He can be heard on the comedy podcast () and str... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -