The Chinese Room, the developer behind Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, had to lay off its staff last year after “financial pressures and health issues.” While Co-founder Dan Pincheback didn’t come out and call it a studio closure, it sure seemed like one. However, it looks like The Chinese Room has returned.
Sumo Digital, the developer behind Team Sonic Racing and Little Big Planet 3, have acquired the studio. Sumo Digital told GameIndustry.biz, that the reason behind the acquisition was so that The Chinese Room could “continue to create the unique, innovative games they are known and loved for.”
Pincheback wrote up a new blog on The Chinese Room’s site, commenting on the acuqisition, urging readers to “watch this space” for news in the future:
For more on The Chinese Room, you can check out our review of Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture.
CLICK HERE IF MEDIA / VIDEO / TRAILER IS MISSING:
Team Sonic Racing Developer Acquires The Chinese Room