I read about this the other day on Neo-GAF, but I waited to see an official comment from Take-Two. It turns out that Take-Two Interactive did indeed shut down Indie Built, an internal development house. The studio was known for a number of sports games including Amped (snowboarding), Links (Golf), and Top Spin (Tennis).
“Employees are being offered packages including continuation of salary and benefits, as well as other opportunities within Take-Two as appropriate,” the representative went on record. “Take-Two is fully committed to its 2K Sports brand and franchises and retains all rights to the Indie Built IP.”
Although the properties will still be continued, I doubt games creativly styled like Amped 3 will be created due to the corprateness of Take-Two Interactive. We truly have lost a great company.
Let’s have a moment of silence to mourn…
Well back to the Wii jokes!