Antimatter Games, a UK-based game development studio, is set to close its operations in the coming months, according to an announcement made by its parent company, Enad Global 7 (EG7).
EG7 revealed that it had explored various strategic options in an attempt to keep Antimatter Games operational. These options included transitioning the studio to a work-for-hire model, selling the studio, or finding a third-party publisher for their upcoming first-person shooter, IGI Origins. Unfortunately, none of these alternatives gained enough momentum within the desired timeframe outlined by EG7.
The closure of Antimatter Games is part of EG7’s ongoing efforts to enhance predictability and profitability for the overall group. The studio is expected to cease operations during the summer, and an employee consultation process has already commenced. EG7 anticipates that the closure of Antimatter Games will result in an annual cost reduction of $4.6 million.
Antimatter Games is recognized as the largest game development team in the South West region of the UK, boasting 52 employees as listed on their LinkedIn page. Established in 2013 by former developers of Rising Storm, a standalone expansion pack for Red Orchestra 2, the studio has also contributed to titles such as Rising Storm 2, the Killing Floor series, and 2K’s asymmetrical multiplayer shooter, Evolve.