V1 Interactive, the developer of Disintegration – the squad-based tactical shooter which had its servers shutdown after just five months – has closed down. The studio – fronted by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto – launched its aforementioned debut project less than a year ago, but it failed to attract a big enough audience to survive.
“We are sad to inform you that V1 Interactive is officially closing,” a statement explained. “We want to thank all the talented people at V1, both past and present, who helped make the last five years wonderful. And a heartfelt thanks to the amazing community that supported us.”
In an additional post on his personal Twitter account, Lehto explained that “the wellbeing of our employees” has always been a priority, and that it’s been “transparent with them about the state of things for months”. He concluded: “We’re making this decision now so they still have ample time to search for new jobs while being supported by our studio.”
All the best to everyone affected, and we sincerely hope everyone lands back on their feet swiftly.