Closure of TimeSplitters maker Free Radical reportedly confirmed

Closure of TimeSplitters maker Free Radical reportedly confirmed

Embracer management has now apparently confirmed Free Radical Design's closure to its staff.

That's according to VGC, which reports that CEO Lars Wingefors (pictured) has said in a company-wide email that the TimeSplitters maker would be closed on December 11th. This comes in the wake of a consultation process.

“As we move through the consultation process and face the potential closure of Free Radical Design on 11 December 2023, I want to express my gratitude for your commitment and the remarkable work you’ve done and still keep doing,” Wingefors wrote.

“This is a challenging time for all of us but especially for you, and our focus is to support you as much as we can during this transition.”

Earlier this month, word that Free Radical might be on Embracer's chopping block broke. This comes in the wake of a "restructuring" effort at the Swedish games giant that has to date claimed more than 900 jobs.

Free Radical Design was reformed in May 2021 to work on a new TimeSplitters title

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