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Realtime Worlds Enters Administration

Another game developer in serious trouble.

Dundee-based developer Realtime Worlds has gone into administration, after laying off 60 members of staff last week.  Realtime Worlds was founded by former DMA/Rockstar North creative director Dave Jones back in 2002, and since then, the company went on to release the rather well received Crackdown, and the much less well received APB, as well as winning 2 BAFTA awards.

After spending 5 years in development, APB was finally released earlier this year, but reviews had been far from positive, and subscriber numbers were not sufficient.  There are presently around 250 people employed by the company, so it remains to be seen what will become of Realtime Worlds ultimately.  Always a shame to see a developer in such dire straits.

Source: BBC News

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Mike Jones
Mike is Brutal Gamer's Indie Editor. He has been playing video games since the early 90s and is fond of racing games, puzzlers and MMOs. Typing /played while in WoW makes him cry, but not enough to stop him playing some more.

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