Zombie Studios sluit op eigen initiatief, dit heeft de studio die verantwoordelijk was voor Blacklight: Retribution zelf aan gegeven
Zombie Studios is vooral bekend van de Spec Ops serie die begon in 1998 en recentelijk de free to play shooter Blacklight: Retribution. De studio heeft de sluiting bekend gemaakt op hun eigen website. De eigenaars van de studio hebben na meer dan twintig jaar besloten te stoppen en geven het werk van Blacklight Retribution over aan Builder Box Games. Deze studio bestaat uit voormalige Zombie Studios medewerkers.
“So long and thanks for all the fish.
It has been over twenty years since it all started. Zombie was formed in the same year that Forrest Gump was released, Sony’s PlayStation launched and Justin Bieber was born. It was also four years before Google was founded and four years before Half-Life was released. Since then we have published our own and been a part of over thirty titles, worked on every major console, partnered with nearly every publisher and even did a bit of work for the US Army. Now it is time for us to part ways and close our doors.
The owners of Zombie Studios are retiring and wish to thank you, our fans for the years of support you have provided us. It has been awesome working with all the various technology over the years, both hardware and software, growing with the industry and our fans, and producing fun games technology of our own. We also wish to thank our employees, both present and past. Your dedication and passion to gaming is what Zombie was all about.
Lastly we want to congratulate and wish nothing but success to Builder Box, the new studio starting up that has acquired some of the work that Zombie is parting with, including all the rights to Blacklight: Retribution. The studio is comprised of former zombie employees that put their hearts into Blacklight and we have no doubt will continue to do so.