Since the very first word was uttered
concerning the firing of nearly all of Flagship Studios
' staff, the story has unfolded into a twisted bramble of confusion regarding IP ownership
and disappointment for the Mythos
and Hellgate: London
developer. Today, however, we got the first bit of somewhat uplifting news on the matter -- Flagship's Seattle chapter (the group formerly in charge of Mythos
) was recently reformed and remonikered into a new development team: Runic Games.
This news came from a brief press release on the newly formed company's website
. While the release promises further details in the coming days concerning properties Runic will be working on, little else is explained -- such as the fate of the former employees of Flagship proper
, or whether or not the team plans to regain control of their "highly anticipated" MMO
. We'll keep you updated, provided these announcements will be as prompt as the reborn developer suggests.
[Via Evil Avatar