Alone in the Dark

Embracer Shuts Down Alone in The Dark Reboot Studio

Embracer has shut down the studio that worked on the Alone in the Dark reboot, Pieces Interactive.  The game launched in March this year to some mixed reception. On Steam, it is currently sitting on 7/10 with a “mixed” review score. Media and critics also scored the game around 6 and 7 with a Critic Score of 63 and a User Score of 7.5 on Metacritic.

Of course, these scores don’t usually bode well for game sales and as a result, Alone in the Dark didn’t perform as well as expected. A few months back, Pieces Interactive announced it would be downsizing and laying off a number of staff members as a result of the currenty industry trends. However, it seems that these layoffs weren’t enough to save the studio.

Embracer has confirmed that Pieces Interactive is shutting down. In a post on the official website, the studio shared the news in a heartfelt message.

“Pieces Interactive released over ten titles on PC, Console and Mobile since 2007, both our own concepts such as Puzzlegeddon, Fret Nice, Leviathan Warships, Robo Surf and Kill to Collect, as well as work-for-hire titles such as Magicka 2 and several DLCs for Magicka. Our client list includes Paradox Interactive, Koei Tecmo, Arrowhead Game Studios, Koch Media and RaceRoom Entertainment. In 2017, Pieces Interactive were acquired by Embracer Group after working with the expansion for Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Ragnarök and the third expansion for Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Atlantis. Our last release was the reimagining of Alone in the Dark.”

Source: Pieces Interactive

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