Submitted by WutangClam 579d ago | opinion piece

The Five Best Defunct Video Game Developers

These five developers were among the best the industry has ever seen, creating numerous games that are beloved by gamers young and old. (GameCube, GSC Game World, Industry, Pandemic Studios, PC, PS2, PS3, Team Silent, Troika, Xbox)

HAMM3RofBUDDHA  +   579d ago
RIP Pandemic. Let's hope DICE does the Battlefront series justice.
WutangClam  +   579d ago
Truly one of the saddest ends to a great developer
MyFeetHurt   578d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
ironfist92  +   579d ago
Propaganda Studios
Sly-Lupin  +   579d ago
There are simply too many to count. I'd like to list a few that I'm particularly fond of, though I KNOW I'm forgetting many.

Let's pause a moment and remember:

Volition, developer of Freespace
Micropose, developer of Mechwarrior 2-3
BigHugeGames, developer of Rise of Nations
Relic, developer of Homeworld 1-2
Enix, developer of Dragon Quest 1-8
Squaresoft, developer of Final Fantasy 1-10
LucasArts, developer of Grim Fandango
Clover, developer of Okami
Ensemble Studio, developer of Age of Empires 1-2
Troika Games, developer of Arcanum
Blizzard North, developer of Diablo 1-2
Firaxis Games, developer of Alpha Centauri
Crystal Dynamics, developer of Soul Reaver 1-2

...I'm tempted to add ATLUS to the list, as re-aquisitions almost ALWAYS lead to restructuring and a sharp decrease in quality. But I'm not going to pre-judge. It's worth noting at this juncture, for those who did not notice, that several of the developers I listed above technically still exist, however the actual developers--you know, the people responsible for making the studios what they were--did not survive their company being absorbed by a larger publisher, and subsequent iterations of their games have demonstrated by previous point quite tragically.
MyFeetHurt  +   578d ago
wow you must be 300 years old
Xof  +   578d ago
And you must be one helluva douchebag.

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