Remember Me Studio In Receivership
Update: Dontnod Entertainment has confirmed that it's not bankrupt; they're entering "judicial organization." Check the full update at GameSpot.
New IPs can be rough on a developer, especially when it's their first game.
Capcom tapped unheard-of studio Dontnod Entertainment for the ambitious title Remember Me, and they had big plans for the franchise. Capcom intended to turn it into a long-running series.
Unfortunately, despite some decent reviews, the game sold poorly. And now, French publication Factor News is reporting that Dontnod is bankrupt and they've entered receivership.
This obviously means they probably didn't break even on Remember Me and the developer still owes. It doesn't mean curtains for Dontnod but it's not a good sign. For the record, the studio was founded by ex-Criterion developer Oskar Guilbert in 2008, and they had big plans for protagonist Nilin. Doesn't look like a sequel is going to happen any time soon, though; this company needs to get out of debt first.
Remember Me was a solid effort. It just needed more honing and polishing, and the gameplay required more dynamic creativity and less repetition.
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1/31/2014 10:56:25 AM Ben Dutka