Iron Lore studios, the developer behind games such as Titan Quest
and the upcoming Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War Soulstorm
expansion, has officially shut down and ceased operations.
The announcement made on the official site
was posted on the 27th of February, but indicates that the company closed down on the 19th.
"We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who has helped us in the last seven years – our team who moved mountains to create such great games, our publisher THQ who has been a great partner through three product development cycles, and most of all our customers and fans. We owe all of the success we’ve had to you, and our greatest satisfaction has come from creating games that have given enjoyment to the community,
" says the announcement.
The company hasn't said explicitly why the company has shut up shop, but says that it was because of several unrelated reasons.
Iron Lore studios also lists an email address for anybody wishing to employ the remnants of the team and says that the company is still hoping to license out it's engine and toolsets.
The company's last game, the Soulstorm
expansion, goes on sale later this week.
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