GAME OVER FOR
ION STORM STUDIO
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[ February 11th 2005 ]
has closed the doors to its Austin-based ION STORM
studio, developers of Deus EX and Thief: Deadly
Shadows. In a statement released earlier today,
Eidos said: "Eidos today announced locally that
it is to consolidate down its North American internal
development capabilities from two studios to one.
This will mean the immediate closure of the Ion
Storm studio in Austin, Texas."
is part of a move to consolidate and strengthen
its technical and management capabilities into
a smaller number of studios which are capable
of scaling up in order to meet the competitive
challenges that lie ahead, particularly in anticipation
of next-generation technologies and platforms."
Raider 7, under the aegis of Crystal Dynamics,
remains the only other North American studio in