Lince Works, the developer behind the Aragami games, is shutting down next month. The company confirmed in a recent statement that it will be closing its doors in April, though both Aragami and Aragami 2 will still be available to purchase on all platforms. Additionally, Lince Works announced that has stopped the development of all new projects indefinitely.
In a recent statement posted to its social media, Lince Works revealed that it will be closing down in April due to an unfavorable “economic context” and stated that it simply “ran out of time.” The wording of the statement sounds final which is sad news for Aragami fans hoping to see what’s in store from the developer next. Most fans expected the Aragami series to at least conclude with a trilogy but sadly it doesn’t seem like that will be happening anymore.
In the statement, Lince Works noted that the “last couple of years [had] been particularly difficult” as it focused its efforts on creating new IPs and had made good progress, but faced a few struggles economically during this process. Part of the statement reads:
“We would also like to express our appreciation to our incredible team, who have worked so hard on bringing our games to life. It is with a heavy heart that we have to separate our ways, but we know that they will continue to bring their talent and passion to the industry in the future. We will do our best to help them find the best place to continue their career. Although we may be closing our doors, the memories and experiences shared with the team and you, our fans, will remain forever.”
It’s possible that some of those stresses were brought on by the global pandemic which impacted several developers in the industry. It’s good to know that Lince Works will assist in finding its team more career opportunities but it’s sad to see such a talented studio closing down nonetheless.
Source: Lince Works