It rushed to Steam Early Access only to find even harsher criticism from the community. The lack of player interest eventually killed it and Boss Key Productions.
The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency
David Jaffe is known for his contribution to God of War and Twisted metal franchises. He formed his own studio to release Dawn of Death. The game saw mixed reviews leading to the cancellation of an upcoming project. It was the end of The Bartlet Jones.
The creator of The Walking Dead, and The Wolves Among Us video games closed its doors this month. Close to 300 employees lost their jobs without a severance package.
The creator of Dead Rising also closed its doors this month. More than 150 people lost their jobs.
Formerly known as Gas Powered Gaming was formed in 1998 and has a long history of producing quality games in early 2000s. Games like Dungeon Siege, Supreme Commander, and others placed Wargaming on the map. Sadly, it had to close its doors in 2013 leaving 15o people jobless.
The studio consisted of an experienced development team made of developers of World of Warcraft, Diablo II, Half-Life 2, and more. Expectations from Carbine were high but its Wildstar couldn’t live up. In 2016 Carbine laid off 70 staff members, 60% of its development team. In 2018 the studio finally closed its doors. Wildstar servers will wind up in November.
The list of closed game studios of 2017 is equally bad but we hope next year would be better for game studios.