The lights are on
Did you like Nier? How about Bullet Witch? Okay, so developer Cavia's recent track record isn't great, but it's still sad to hear that the Japanese studio (known primarily for the Drakengard series) will cease to exist after it is absorbed into AQ Interactive. In an interview with Japanese site 4gamer (via andriasang), the Nier team revealed that the Cavia development staff is being brought under the AQ Interactive umbrella, and that Nier will be the final project bearing the Cavia name.The brand has been around for a while, but since Cavia never had a huge presence in North America, most gamers this side of the Pacific probably won't notice much of a difference.
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I kept my eye on both Bullet Witch and Nier as they developed... and was of course disappointed by both. It's a shame. Perhaps the talent from the studio can be redirected into something more focused under AQ.
I never played a game from this developer. :/
best of luck to the former staff in their new rule. while i haven't played any of their games, their games haven't received stellar enough scores and reviews to warrant their existence so i guess it's for the best. i still may buy Neir, though.
That is a shame. Supposedly, Nier was decent.
Good luck and hope that no one gets fired.
Man so many companies have gone down the drain in the past year it is just sad.
huh sucks for them
A shame. Not that it was a surprise, but it's still too bad.
They also partnered with Capcom for the development of the Resident Evil Chronicles series... guess this means we won't be getting a rail shooter version of RE games 4 and 5, right?
Drakengard looked awesome. i was really excited about Nier, but have since heard lots of bad things about it.
never played a game from this developer
I didn't play Bullet Witch or Nier, but It really is sad to hear about that closing, hopefully it's for the best and will make the future games they work on better.
Well Cavia isn't known for quality, but one thing I need to give 'em credit for is the fact that they were the FIRST Japanese dev to wrap their heads around the "complicated" HD console architectures. Bullet Witch was the first original Japanese game I can remember for this generation, so props to them. They just steamrolled ahead, determined to learn as they go, which is a cool, bold attitude to see in this day. I mean, ***, most of Japan has been avoiding the HD consoles like the plague until this year.
However, meh. Go ahead and kill the name. Cavia doesn't stand for much, so go ahead. It's not like they'll stop making games. They're just going to be under AQ Interactive. Whose a terrible publisher, so they could use some ambitious teams like Cavia. They've done far too many horrendous games for Square lately anyway. Locking them out from third party publishers like Square might do them some good...
Well, when you develop disappointing games, you're bound to consumed by another studio. I'm glad they continue to have jobs.
The recession has claimed another victim. I just hope there will be more great games from Japan
aw man i was hopeing to have a third drakengardout.but noo they had to leave.