V1 Interactive is closing down simply 5 years after having opened its doorways for the very first time. The American developer’s solely printed sport is Disintegration, a novel multiplayer shooter that integrated each first-person and real-time technique components, which launched final yr to a middling reception.
The workforce was headed by president and inventive director Marcus Lehto, who had beforehand labored at Bungie for 15 years as a inventive director. Lehto was a key member of the workforce that conceptualized the Halo franchise.
The information comes by means of an official announcement from the studio’s Twitter:
We’re unhappy to tell you that V1 Interactive is formally closing.
We need to thank all of the gifted folks at V1, each previous and current, who helped make the final 5 years fantastic.
And a heartfelt due to the superb group that supported us. pic.twitter.com/XX6Sxtc32o
— V1 Interactive (@V1Interactive) March 8, 2021
Lehto additionally weighed in together with his personal assertion by way of Twitter highlighting the significance the corporate has placed on speaking the state of affairs to workers members and serving to them discover new work.
At V1, our precedence has been to the wellbeing of our staff.
We’ve been clear with them concerning the state of issues for months and are making this resolution now in order that they nonetheless have ample time to seek for new jobs whereas being supported by our studio. https://t.co/XJbWDxazto
— Marcus Lehto (@game_fabricator) March 8, 2021
Disintegration’s multiplayer service not too long ago went offline, although the sport’s single-player content material remains to be obtainable to buy. Twinfinite previewed the beta again in January of 2020 and was impressed by a few of its gameplay components.