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News Free Radical Design closes down

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Dec 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    goddamn this is starting to get real depressing...

    that said, i'm 100% sure Haze wouldve went better if they released it on PC as well...
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Given that Haze was a piece of ****, I'm not shocked.
     
  4. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    How many of these news have we seen lately?
     
  5. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Expect the closure news to get more frequent, too... :(

    Anyway... I enjoyed Timesplitters, it was fun. Shame to see them go, even if Haze wasn't all it could have been.
     
  6. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    "...staff that they arrived at work today to find the office locked and security guards preventing access"

    Well thats a nice and decent way of laying off your staff
     
  7. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    i loved the first timesplitters i thought it was a great game. I had however totally forgot about haze nobody i know bought it and all my friends have got ps3's. Im with Xir here there are better ways to inform your staff that their going to lose the jobs!
     
  8. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    ^^ just before christmas as well
     
  9. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Yeah that's pretty ridiculous, I remember hearing it happening to other games companies that closed down too.
     
  10. Skiddywinks

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    I have to admit, I am really shocked. I didn't see one game bombing taking out the whole company :/

    Shame, I love TS. But Haze truly was garbage. Making it PS3 exclusive was not the best of ideas.
     
  11. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    The amount it costs to make a game, the fact of the matter is that one failed game means one failed company.
     
  12. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    maybe they just closed the doors for an early holiday vacation...lol
     
  13. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    QFT, I was looking forward to it, they had interesting ideas and promise, then downloaded the demo only to find out the game was anything but good, hollow gameplay and doorknob ai.

    TS2 multi-player was fun a hell, if they could have recreated that in the sequel, i'd truly be sad.
     
  14. Mentai

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    Wonder if they would still be open if they had made it for 360 as well. But it is a depressing industry where a single game takes out a company. Weren't some of these guys behind goldeneye on the N64?
     
  15. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    and so another PS3 'only' game software company bites the dust...
     
  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    That would be the worse way to lose a job
     
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