The developer behind the game Silent Hill: Downpour is facing the increasing likelihood of closing shop, which marks a premature demise for its new gaming project.

The developer behind the game Silent Hill: Downpour is facing the increasing likelihood of closing shop, which marks a premature demise for its new gaming project.

 
Czech gaming firm Vatra Games is nearing the end of its days, according to Eurogamer sources.
 
“The new management team at Kuju have been conducting a strategic review of all aspects of the business,” said Kuju Entertainment, which owns Vatra Games. “As part of this process, the on-going business activities of the Vatra studio are currently under review. However, at this stage, no decisions have yet been made.”
 
 
Downpour launched in the US and Europe in March of this year to mixed reviews, getting a roughly 66 percent rating on Metacritic. The game won support in some quarters for its unique approach to some aspects of gameplay, including its interesting weather system.
 
Vatra has been working on a God of War-style game, but that title is believed to have been cancelled, or at least faces cancellation with the talk of closing down Vatra, which only opened its doors in 2009. The company has over 50 staff and it is not clear what will happen to them, though its parent company will likely move some of them to another division.
 
The closure marks another sad tale in recent gaming news, where a number of studios and even game stores are struggling to keep in business.
 
Source: EuroGamer