BIT.TRIP series creator Choice Provisions has announced that they have made the “incredibly difficult” decision to close their San Francisco development studio.
That was attributed to the harsh reality that a mid-sized studio faces in the forever turbulent games industry, and, despite working hard to avoid such move, has seen the developer “let some really great people go.”
“As you may have heard, Choice Provisions has closed one of our development studios,” co-founder Alex Neuse writes.
“Over the past few years, the game industry has changed so dramatically that a mid-sized studio operating as we have for the past several years, just simply can’t continue in the same way.
“To evolve as a company, we recently had to make the decision to shut down our San Francisco development studio and refocus our efforts on our headquarters studio in Santa Cruz.
“The decision was incredibly difficult, and we did everything we could to maintain the company as it had been, but unfortunately, having two studios was just not sustainable in the long term.
“Along with our San Francisco office, we had to let some really great people go.
“Those of us in Santa Cruz are going to carry on, and continue to make great games for humans to enjoy.
“We hope that those of you who have ever enjoyed our games, be they BIT.TRIP, Dave!, Tharsis, Laserlife, or any of our published fare, will be there to play our new games, long into the future.”
Choice Provisions most recently released Tharsis on Windows, iOS and PlayStation 4, and development continues on Space Dave! which is destined for Windows, Mac, Linux, Nintendo 3DS, and PlayStation 4.