Report: Intercept Games is closing in June

Report: Intercept Games is closing in June

Kerbal Space Program 2 maker Intercept Games is reportedly closing at the end of June. 

That's according to game director Quinn Duffy, who posted on LinkedIn that the studio's staff were being laid off "as of June 28th". 

"A great group will be out and about looking for their new roles. As will I," Duffy wrote.

"I got to know the designers pretty well in my all-too-brief time there. These are some fantastically smart and talented people and I'm happy to vouch for their qualities. And I can say the same about the other disciplines - good folks across the board.

"Kerbal Space Program 2 is a delightful game, deeply engrossing, and incredibly pretty even in its early-access state and I hope you have a chance to check it out." 

This follows reporting that Intercept and Roll7 were being closed by parent company Take-Two. CEO Strauss Zelnick has since denied that these two companies were being shut as part of its restructuring program. 

"We didn't shutter those studios, to be clear," Zelnick said.

"And we are always looking at our release schedule across all of our studios to make sure that it makes sense. So we are being very judicious because we are in the middle of a cost reduction program that we've already concluded and are now fully rolling out. We've announced that we're saving $165 million in existing and future costs, but we haven't shuttered anything."

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.