Blacklight and Spec Ops devs announce closure

Blacklight Retibution

Zombie Studios to retire, development for Blacklight to continue.

After over 20 years in the business, Seattle-based developer, Zombie Studios - best known for Blacklight: Retribution and the Spec Ops games - has announced its closure.

Rather than being forced to shut down the owners have stated that they’ve simply decided to call it a day and retire.

After originally opening in 1994 Zombie has to date “been part of over 30 titles, worked on every major console, partnered with nearly every publisher, and even did a bit of work for the U.S. Army.”

Players of Blacklight can rest assured the game will continue to receive development which is being handed over to Builder Box Games, a new studio started up by former Zombie directors Andy Kipling and Russell Nelson

Writing on their Facebook page, Builder Box say of Blacklight. “What does this mean for you the fan? While ownership of the game has changed, the people behind the scenes who have been constantly contributing to the Blacklight universe for the last four years remains intact. Builder Box will be working with Perfect World so that, as a fan, you can look forward to more updates and exciting changes in the coming year.”

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