Motiga, the event studio behind hero shooter MOBA Gigantic, has shut down.
Motiga workers have confirmed the shutdown, indicating that every one workers are impacted by the shutdown. In a press release to Destructoid, Motiga founder and CEO Chris Chung confirmed that the shutdown was a financial choice by Gigantic writer and studio proprietor Perfect World. From Chung:
Yes, [the closure] was the company choice. It was a budgetary choice on the highest degree. Perfect World as a public firm has a profitability purpose and so they determined to chop elements of the corporate that weren’t worthwhile. In brief, Gigantic was not making sufficient income. Unfortunately, Motiga will not be the one Perfect World studio being impacted by the choice.
As for what the studio’s shutdown means for Gigantic, Chung says that the sport will “be left at the hands of a maintenance team composed of a few dedicated folks at Motiga.” So, no less than within the close to time period, the sport will stay obtainable to play, but it surely seemingly will not see any new content material. Chung says that the upkeep workforce will proceed to work on the sport till “it doesn’t make sense anymore.”
The shutdown follows a tough course of improvement for Gigantic as Motiga handled publishing and funding points. The sport was initially because of be printed by Microsoft, however that deal seemingly fell via after a spate of layoffs at Motiga within the previous months. That’s when Perfect World badumed publishing duties of the sport, buying Motiga within the course of. Gigantic lastly launched in July, 2017, on PC, Xbox One and Windows 10.
Gigantic stays obtainable to play, however its future may be very a lot unsure.
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