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Gigantic Dev Motiga, Torchlight Dev Runic Closed Down

From IGN - November 3, 2017
By Jordan Sirani

UPDATE: Perfect World has confirmed the closure of Motiga as well as Runic, the studio behind Torchlight and Hob.

A Perfect World representative provided the following statement to IGN:

Following the news that Motiga has reduced the staff of its studio, Perfect World Entertainment can confirm that as the publisher of Gigantic, the game will continue to be available on our platforms. A core team of developers remains at Motiga, who will work with us to support the game and its players, including moving full steam ahead with the upcoming November update and future content. We cannot thank everyone enough for their contributions in making Gigantic the outstanding experience it is today.

Perfect World Entertainment recently closed the Seattle office of Runic Games as part of the companys continued strategy to focus on online games as a service. Were grateful to the team for all of their hard work bringing incredible experiences like Torchlight, Torchlight II and Hob to life. Runic Games will remain a part of Perfect World Entertainments portfolio of studios, and its games will continue to be available to players, as we stay committed to supporting and growing Runic Games beloved franchises.

The staff reduction at Motiga and the closure of Runic Games Seattle were unrelated. Perfect World Entertainment stands committed to delivering the best massively multiplayer online gameplay experiences to our players.

Motiga, the studio behind action-MOBA Gigantic, has been shut down.

A former Motiga employee revealed the news on Twitter, before the studio's founder and CEO, Chris Chung, confirmed the closing to Destructoid.According to the report, around 50 people were employed by the developer.

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