Zombie Studios, who have been around for more than 20 years, is closing down. The studio was responsible for creating the Spec Ops and Blacklight games. As well as more recently the survival horror game Daylight.
Since its opening in 1994 the studio worked on over 30 games with company's such as Ubisoft, Bethesda and Activision. In a statement from their official website the developer wrote.
The owners of Zombie Studios are retiring and wish to thank you, our fans, for years of support you have provided us. It has been awesome working with all the various technology over the years, both hardware and software, growing with the industry and out fans, and producing fun games and technology of our own. We also wish to thank our employees, both present and past. Your dedication and passion to gaming is what Zombie was all about.Now with Zombie Studios shutting down, it has been announced that Builder Box will take over the Free-to-play FPS Blacklight. This new studio is made up of the current staff that worked on Blacklight: Retribution.
A statement from Builder Box on the Facebook page reads,
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.And
Thank you for all the support that you have given Zombie and Blacklight over the years, and we look forward to your ongoing support as we transition to Builder Box.Zombie Studios 1994 - 2015
Source: Official Website