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Alone in the Dark studio closed by Embracer Group

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With the commercial failure of Alone in the Dark, Embracer Group decided to close the doors of Pieces Interactive. The developer ends its operations this year and has already updated its official website with a goodbye message.

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The closure puts an end to almost 17 years of activity in the games industry. The studio was also responsible for producing smaller games such as Puzzlegeddon, Fret Nice, Leviathan Warships, Robo Surf and Kill to Collect.

Furthermore, the developer of Alone in the Dark contributed to large companies in the field. The list includes Paradox Interactive, Koei Tecmo, Arrowhead Game Studios and Koch Media.

Alone in the Dark studio closes shortly after being laid off

In April this year, Embracer Group had already notified several Pieces Interactive developers about layoffs. At the end of the month, messages on social media revealed that employees had been cut, especially because they had not met expectations with the game.

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Now, the Swedish corporation is taking a more drastic measure, as part of a major restructuring promised by CEO Lars Wingefors. As a result, the future of the Alone in the Dark franchise remains undefined.

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