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Another development team down

Velvet Assassin makers are broke: Replay Studios are closing down

The Replay Studios are closing down. This has been confirmed by a former team member. Rumors about the makers of velvet Assassin had been around since the weekend.
Screenshots of Velvet Assassin (18)
 
Screenshots of Velvet Assassin (18) [Source: view picture gallery]
Only some weeks ago the Replay Studios finished their long-term project Velvet Assassin, now the studio has to file for bankruptcy. According to a report at 4players.de this has been confirmed by former employee. A blog post at usf3.de also makes it unmistakably clear that the studio from Hamburg, Germany teeters on the brink of collapse.

The studio apparently won't be on site at the Gamescom entertainment expo, although only the previous week it was announced that the Replay Studios would go to Cologne. Thus the Replay Studios are the next development team that has to close down within a few weeks. Ascaron's Studio 2 for example had announced to shut down after Sacred 2: Blood and Ice has been completed.



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Author: Andreas Link (Aug 05, 2009)






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Ar.Pi Re: Velvet Assassin makers are broke: Replay Studios are closing down
Senior Member
09.08.2009 22:05
Quote: (Originally Posted by HoloDust)
Small studio making their own engine for the game is a disaster waiting to happen. With so many affordable engines small developers should focus their attention on gameplay, and not beating the big guys on their home field. This is not the first, and I doubt the last bankruptcy will see.


How much is it to license a big name engine?
HoloDust Re: Velvet Assassin makers are broke: Replay Studios are closing down
Junior Member
05.08.2009 12:44
Small studio making their own engine for the game is a disaster waiting to happen. With so many affordable engines small developers should focus their attention on gameplay, and not beating the big guys on their home field. This is not the first, and I doubt the last bankruptcy will see.
Yapa Re: Velvet Assassin makers are broke: Replay Studi...
Senior Member
05.08.2009 11:48
Sad news... I guess its a sign of the current times with so many games coming out it really is hard for the smaller studios to make enough sales and noise.

To me it seems like since 2007 the games market has been huge, there are new high profile titles coming out almost each month, especially for the console.

I had Valvet Assassin on my "to try" list.... but in the end it got wiped as i just dont have the time to play them all. I heard it was an "ok" game but nothing special.

Yapa

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