Silent Hill: Downpour Studio Vatra Games In Danger of Closing
By Joseph Christ on July 23rd, 2012 (7 comments)
Vatra Games, developer of Silent Hill: Downpour, and Rush 'n Attack: Ex-Patriot is currently 'under review' by UK-based parent company Kuju Entertainment for possible closure.
Word leaked out when 2K Czech employee David Semik tweeted "Vatra Games RIP," which prompted Kuju Entertainment to produce the following statement:
"The new management team at Kuju have been conducting a strategic review of all aspects of the business, as part of this process the on-going business activities of the Vatra studio are currently under review, however, at this stage no decisions have yet been made,"
Vatra Games was founded by Kuju Entertainment in 2009, primarily composed of ex-Illusion Software and 2K Czech employees, after already securing a deal with Konami for the development of Downpour. Upon release, Downpour has been met with mediocre critical reception and received an overall score of 68/100 on critical scoring site Metacritic.
Word is that Vatra Games is currently in development of a third person action title in the vein of Darksiders or God of War. Of course, if the studio shuts down we'll probably never see any of that.
Best of luck to them.
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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