Rising Storm studio Antimatter Video games is being closed. Guardian firm Enad International 7 stated the choice to shutter the studio was made “after exploring numerous strategic choices,” and can doubtless happen someday this summer time.
“The Group evaluated numerous strategic choices for AMG, together with work-for-hire (WFH), studio sale, and third-party publishing partnerships for IGI., the title AMG has been growing over the previous couple of years,” EG7 stated within the closure announcement. “Nevertheless, these efforts haven’t produced enough traction inside the Group’s goal timeline. Because of this, the Board has made the choice to restrict additional funding and move in the direction of closing the studio.”
EG7 didn’t say what is going to turn into of IGI Origins, a “re-imagining” of the 2000 FPS Mission IGI that is at present listed as “coming quickly” on Steam. The corporate did say, nevertheless, that it has already taken an “intangible asset write-down” for the game and that “the influence on the stability sheet is predicted to be minimal” because of this, suggesting that it is already absorbed the monetary loss on the challenge.
The unique Rising Storm was developed by Killing Ground 2 studio Tripwire Interactive, however Antimatter took the lead on Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, and the consequence was an impressive multiplayer FPS: “A fiery check of consciousness, pace and accuracy which upholds the collection’ devotion to teamwork and authenticity,” we stated in our 85% assessment.
The IGI reboot is not the one game Antimatter has in growth. It is also engaged on a “persistent FPS” known as ’83, introduced in 2019 as an 80-player shooter set in an alt-history battle between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces. The destiny of each video games is at present unclear—I’ve reached out to EG7 for extra info.