[Update] Lost Planet 3 Studio Spark Unlimited Ceases Game Development Operations
Update: Spark Unlimited's John Butrovich has responded to our request for comment, confirming that Spark Unlimited is in the process of ceasing operations.
According to a report from Polygon, Spark Unlimited, the studio behind Lost Planet 3, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, and Call of Duty: Finest Hour, has laid off all of its employees and is no longer developing video games.
The studio's chief technical officer John Butrovich told Polygon, "it's the end of Spark as a game developer." Butrovich also said that the important members of the team declined to move on to other things and that all of the company's games, including a free-to-play title, were canceled, leading to the shutdown.
We have reached out to Spark Unlimited for comment, but a response to our email was not immediately received and our phone call to the office went unanswered. We will update this story if we hear back from the studio.
It certainly isn't looking too good for Spark Unlimited. Its recent releases haven't set the marketplace on fire, but the studio has done good work in the past. It's always sad to see a studio go under and we sincerely wish those affected by the closure all the best.