Infogrames closes UK MicroProse studio

The studio that just released Geoff Cramond's Grand Prix 4 is being shut down.


Infogrames has confirmed that the MicroProse UK studio responsible for Geoff Cramond's Grand Prix 4 will be shut down on September 20. The studio currently employs 27 people and was the last UK-based studio under the MicroProse label.

The only remaining US MicroProse studio is based in Hunt Valley, Maryland. MicroProse, once a major PC game publisher, was acquired by Hasbro in 1998 and was a part of Hasbro's later deal with Infogrames. When asked for comment, an Infogrames representative said, "MicroProse is a lesser label and has been for some time." Starting with the 2002 release of Neverwinter Nights, Infogrames 2867338turned to branding high-profile PC games under the Atari label.

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