Studio formed by Blizzard, SOE, Relic veterans shuts down
Former employees post footage from cancelled Project Blunderbuss.
Molten Games, a studio formed by former Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment, and Relic Entertainment executives has shut down and canceled its game, according to former employees.
A source at Molten Games told Polygon that all 60 employees received the news of the closure and that they were being let go on March 24, 2014. The same source said that the decision seemed abrupt since feedback on the project they working until then was good.
“I had the pleasure of art directing an amazing team on Project Blunderbuss at Molten Games,” Ahlswede said. “The project was cancelled but here is the footage of that game as it stands.”
When it was announced, Molten Games said it was working on a AAA online game made possible in part by a multimillion-dollar investment led by Guild Wars publisher NCSoft.