Rumor - The state of affairs at High Voltage

"I've had this info come across my virtual desk from a 100% trustworthy source. I believe my source completely. The only reasons I mark this rumor is because I haven't corroborated with High Voltage yet, and my source could have been fed some skewed details.

- The company has laid off many people in the past couple years.
- Many of the employees have been demoted to jobs well below their skill level.
- After employees were laid off, one of the studios producers purchased a new sports car.
- The company has some very good, talented people, but their work suffers under lackluster management.
-Animales de la Muerte is actually completed, but the studio has no interest in releasing it
- even the employees don't know why this is happening", writes GoNintendo.

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CouldHaveYelledUiiW2164d ago

I thins is not true, they tried to do right by Wii and the put a lot of work into the Conduit engine (it was able to do effects on the Wii that were previously un-thought of).

High Voltage would make a good Nintendo 2nd Party- with their heart and and a little of Nintendo Polish I think they could become a great company.

phantomexe2164d ago (Edited 2164d ago )

Couldn't agree more Couldhaveyelleduiiw.

Ulf2164d ago (Edited 2164d ago )

Sadly, most companies shut down due to bad administration -- if the guys in charge don't know their business, they lose it all, and their employees need to find someone else to work for. Conduit was very poorly placed on the Wii, given its cost-to-make... and the design sucked, even if the game was technically a real feat on the Wii. The Wii needed a shooter, sure, but not one that was so expensive to make, and so boringly put together, despite all the shiny it had.

Nintendo would never buy a team with such poor designers and administrators. You have to possess the full package -- great engineering, great art, great design, great leadership. HVS only had 2 of those aspects, and I wouldn't be surprised if the cruddy administrators have mostly crippled those parts of the company as well, at this point.

Instigator2164d ago

So what's become of The Grinder then? It's the only HVS title I've been interested in, so it'd be a shame if it was cancelled.

Nerdmaster2164d ago

Wow, it's been a looong time I hadn't heard of that game. I didn't even remember it anymore.

Instigator2164d ago (Edited 2164d ago )

Yeah, I forgot about it too for a while. Did a quick search and found that this is the last story that was posted on N4G:

JONESY62164d ago

This is sad. Back when I got my Wii the Conduit was my most hyped game and I thought it turned out to be good too.

I was excited about the Grinder and Conduit 3DS.

Its sad to see a company with so much passion towards games shut down like this. They had so much potential!