Antimatter Games a Rising Studio Is Closing

The Rising Storm Antimatter Games studio is closing its doors. Parent company Enad Global 7 said the decision to close the Studio was made “after considering various strategic options” and that it would probably take place this summer.

“The group considered several strategic options for AMG, including work-for-hire (WFH), studio sales and third-party partnerships for IGI., the AMG title has evolved in recent years, ” EG7 said in the closure announcement. “However, these efforts have not resulted in sufficient traction in the group’s target schedule. As a result, the Board of Directors decided to limit additional investments and close the Studio.”

EG7 has not said what will happen to IGI Origins, a “reinterpretation” of the IGI project at 2000 FPS currently listed on Steam as “coming soon”.

However, the company said that it had already carried out an “impairment of intangible assets” for the game and that “the impact on the balance sheet should be minimal”, suggesting that it had already absorbed the financial loss of the project.

The original Rising Storm was developed by the finishing Floor 2 studio Tripwire Interactive, but Antimatter took the lead in Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, and the result was an exceptional multiplayer FPS: “a fiery test of conscience, speed and accuracy that maintains the series’ dedication to teamwork and authenticity,” we said

The IGI reboot is not the only game to have Antimatter in development. He is also working on a “persistent FPS” called ’83, which was announced in 2019 as an 80-player marksman set in a conflict between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces. The fate of the two games is unclear at the moment – I contacted EG7 for more information.