Spark Unlimited no longer making video games"It's the end of Spark as a game developer."
Lost Planet 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z developer Spark Unlimited is no longer making video games and has laid off all of its employees. John Butrovich, the former chief technical officer of the studio, confirmed the news to Polygon.
“It’s the end of Spark as a game developer,” Butrovich said, adding that the studio’s principle members “have decided to move on to other things.” Spark co-founder Craig Allen resigned as president and CEO late last year “to pursue other ventures and interests.”
Spark’s in-development free-to-play game was cancelled, as well as its other projects. Its ongoing revenue streams, including a movie Spark produced last year called Nightmare Code, are going to a trustee.
According to Butrovich, it sounds like former Spark Unlimited principals and employees will continue to work together, albeit on projects not related to video games.
Spark Unlimited’s remaining assets are up for sale on CMA Auctions.