Report: Murdered: Soul Suspect developer closes its doors
by Robert Workman, shacknews.com, Jul 2, 2014 10:40AM PDT
Last month, Square Enix released Murdered: Soul Suspect, a mystery/adventure produced by the team at Airtight Games, who also worked on such games as Quantum Conundrum and Dark Void. Despite its interesting style, we felt that the game didn't quite live up to its potential, per our review. Apparently, the game's release couldn't save the developer, as reports are coming in that it has closed its doors.
Geekwire reported the story earlier today and posted the image above, indicating that Airtight was cleaning out its equipment in a big office sale. Although company executives haven't responded to the closure, it appears that the writing is on the wall, and this is another bad blow for the team this year.
Airtight previously went through a round of layoffs earlier in the year, with 14 employees released from the company as part of its corporate reshuffling, after former creative director Kim Swift departed to go work with Amazon Game Studios. At the time, they felt it was a "necessary restructuring."
If this is indeed true, we wish the former employees at Airtight the best of luck landing on their feet.