‘Murdered: Soul Suspect’ Studio Airtight Games Closes Down Following Release
The Redmond, Washington based studio has confirmed its closure on Twitter after restructurings and redundancies over the past few months.
After a visit by Geekwire revealed a sign outside of their building that Airtight was closing, the studio itself has now made it official by thanking its employees for their services on Twitter. Airtight is probably best known for the recent Murdered: Soul Suspect (PC, Xbox One & 360, PS3 & PS4), but they also made Dark Void, Quantum Conundrum and the gloriously named iOS game DerpBike.
The closure follows on the heels of an April redundancy of fourteen employees, then still tempered by damage control in a statement to IGN by Airtight President Jim Deal: "This restructuring is part of the normal ebb and flow of game production. Existing projects are on schedule and Airtight Games is actively seeking partners for exciting upcoming projects."
Not so, it unfortunately turns out. Murdered: Soul Suspect was a relatively well-received game that was just off-beat enough to be called a bit of a breath of fresh air in AAA gaming. It's a crying shame that we as gamers lose out on more projects from these people as a group and, far more importantly of course that so many talented individuals are now without income. Let's hope they bounce back soon with jobs at new developers, or perhaps even form a new studio together.