Rumour: Terminal Reality closed

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It looks like we’ve got another developer that’s not managed to make it through the generation. Reports are in that Terminal Reality has closed down. The company most recently made the frankly terrible Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

Before that, they did quite a bit of  work on the also terrible Kinect: Star Wars which was a bit of a waste of a licence, if you ask me. What you probably know the company most for, if you’ve been playing games for a while is the decent, but not exceptional BloodRayne; a story of a female vampire killer with a particularly sexy set of…weapons. If you;’ve been playing games even longer, you might recall  arcade space shooter Terminal Velocity, and the similar Fury3.

The unfortunate news comes via one of its senior artists, Jesse Sosa, who said the following on his personal Facebook page (via Gamasutra)

“For those that have known me for a long time know that I was at TRI for 10 years. TRI seems to have finally shut down. A lot of different emotions are passing through me at the moment. I left there when I saw things going downhill but I have always kept up with them and hoped for the best.

“Now that they’re gone, I’m just kind of feeling nostalgic it seems. I hope they all land on their feet. Most of those guys are still like family to me. I know a good amount are on their way to Austin, so at least I’ll be seeing them soon.”

Next year would have marked the studio’s 20th year anniversary. Looking at the studios most recent output, I can’t really say I’m particularly surprised, but it’s never nice to see people losing their jobs.

Last Updated: December 12, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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