Blacklight and Spec Ops Dev Zombie Studios has been Shut Down

Zombie Studios, very well-known for its work on Spec Ops series, Daylight and Blacklight: Retribution, has been shut down after 20 years.

After making the announcement of shutting down, the owners revealed that the development and the ownership of their popular Blacklight: Retribution title will be handed over to a new studio called Builder Box Games.

However, this new studio will not exactly be new, as it will contain multiple names that previously worked in Zombie Studios. Builder Box Games are being led by the former director of production and technical director, Andy Kipling and Russel Nelson.

The new owners of Blacklight: Retribution promised the fans that their experience of the game will not be affected by this transition, and they can look forward to a lot of new updates and changes coming in the near future.

What does this mean for you the fan? While ownership of the game has changed, the people behind the scenes who have been constantly contributing to the Blacklight universe for the last four years remains intact. Builder Box will be working with Perfect World so that, as a fan, you can look forward to more updates and exciting changes in the coming year.

On the other hand, Zombie Studios also came up with a goodbye letter, in which they thanked the fans for their continuous support over the last couple of decades.

The owners of Zombie Studios are retiring and wish to thank you, our fans for the years of support you have provided us.

What do you think of this transition? Do you think it will impact the overall development of Blacklight: Retribution?