Embracer reportedly close down cult RPG maker Piranha Bytes, creators of Gothic, Risen, and Elex

The studio-killing fallout of Embracer’s acquisition frenzy continues to fall like ash on the industry. The publishing giant has reportedly closed Piranha Bytes, the studio known for cult RPGs like Gothic, Risen, and Elex, according to a worker who spoke to Polish games site CD-Action. The studio’s existence had been under threat since early this year, after being targeted in Embracer’s purgatorial studio massacre. At that time the German studio were hopeful to avoid being closed down, insisting “don’t write us off yet!” Unfortunately, it looks like those who worked at the studio have since been laid off.

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