V1 Interactive was a game studio founded by the Halo universe co-creator, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. However, today the studio announced on Twitter that it’s shutting down because it couldn’t find a lot of success in the market. Letho, the founder of the studio, also added that the decision was made now so that employees “have ample time to search for new jobs” while the company is sunsetted.
We are sad to inform you that V1 Interactive is officially closing.
We want to thank all the talented people at V1, both past and present, who helped make the last 5 years wonderful.
And a heartfelt thanks to the amazing community that supported us. pic.twitter.com/XX6Sxtc32o
— V1 Interactive (@V1Interactive) March 8, 2021
At V1, our priority has been to the wellbeing of our employees.
We’ve been transparent with them about the state of things for months and are making this decision now so they still have ample time to search for new jobs while being supported by our studio. https://t.co/XJbWDxazto
— Marcus Lehto (@game_fabricator) March 8, 2021
The studio’s only game, Disintegration, is a first-person shooter developed by V1 Interactive and published by Private Division. The game also features elements from the real-time strategy genre. It was released in June 2020 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Disintegration had only been out for a few months when developer V1 Interactive removed its multiplayer modes, saying that they failed to attract “a significant audience” despite some interest in the single-player campaign. The game is still available on Steam for $30, but it’s not very popular, maintaining a 6/10 score with Mixed Reviews.