After 20 years of contributing to the gaming industry through titles such as Blacklight: Retribution and Daylight, Zombie Studios has decided to shut its doors. According to the studios’ goodbye letter to fans, the reasoning for this shut down is simply that the owners of the studio are retiring. While this might seem like a daunting fate for online multiplayer Blacklight: Retribution, Zombie Studios’ CEOs Kipling and Nelson have assured us that the game is in good hands, as all rights are being transferred over to Builder Box Games, a studio comprised of former Zombie Studios employees.
The CEOs wrote on their Facebook page, “What does this mean for you the fan? While ownership of the game has changed, the people behind the scenes who have been constantly contributing to the Blacklight universe for the last four years remains intact.”
“Builder Box will be working with Perfect World so that, as a fan, you can look forward to more updates and exciting changes in the coming year. Thank you for all the support that you have given Zombie and Blacklight over the years, and we look forward to your ongoing support as we transition to Builder Box.”