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Disintegration studio V1 Interactive closes down

Disintegration studio V1 Interactive closes down

The maker of sci-fi shooter Disintegration V1 Interactive is shutting its doors.

The news was revealed in a post on Twitter, with the developer thanking its current and former employees. The studio is closing down less than ten months after Disintegration's release.

"We are sad to inform you that V1 Interactive is officially closing," V1 said.

"We want to thank all the talented people at V1, both past and present, who helped make the last 5 years wonderful.

"And a heartfelt thanks to the amazing community that supported us."

V1 president and Halo co-creator Markus Lehto added on Twitter: "At V1, our priority has been to the wellbeing of our employees.

"We’ve been transparent with them about the state of things for months and are making this decision now so they still have ample time to search for new jobs while being supported by our studio."

V1 was founded back in 2015. Disintegration was released with Take-Two's Private Division publishing label. The title initially launched with a multiplayer mode but this was removed in November 2020, less than half a year after the game came out.

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