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Empire enters administration

Tuesday, 5th May 2009 17:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Empire, as expected, has gone bust.

The publisher’s properties have been sold to New World IP in the US, and its 49 staff have been laid off.

Administrator KPMG Restructuring has been appointed to wind down the company and is not seeking to sell the business.

“Despite the fact that the gaming industry has been relatively unscathed by the current recession, trading losses, development spend and a delay in recent new product approval had a fatal impact on the Empire’s cash flow,” said KPMG’s Ian Corfield.

“We are not looking to sell the business as a going concern and are effecting an orderly wind-down of Empire’s operations.”

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12 Comments

  1. No_PUDding

    Empire….

    Recognise the logo, can’t associate any output with it.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    FlatOut, Ghost Master, Starsky and Hutch.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    Killed two birds with one stone, as I was about to ask why they have gone bust.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. revolting

    That’s a bit harsh. FlatOut and Ghost Master were both decent entertainment.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    I liked FlatOut. Was a bit of a trailblazer, that. Left debris on the track and everything.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. dirigiblebill

    Ghost Master was absolutely quality, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    I am telling everyone here otherwise. Right here. Now. BRING IT!

    But if I am honest, I played Starsky and Hutch. I was a long time ago, okay? I didn’t enjoy it. I rented it.

    Anyway, those games are still the reason they went bust, I wasn’t saying they were bad. Although FlatOut is bad, and so is Starksky and Hutch. And so is Ghost Master for the sake of conflict.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    I found Starsky and Hutch oddly amusing especially in 2 player, i’ve played much worst.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Retroid

    Flatout was great, Flatout: UC on 360 was absolutely chuffing brilliant! \o/

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    Starsky and Hutch was bollocks. Edge gave it 8, or something. I still can’t believe it.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    NO YOU!

    Actually that is pretty incredible. EDGE are weird. I was pissed with their review for ‘The Path’.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. SticKboy

    Ghost Master was a proper gem of a game, should’ve been a franchise.

    #12 6 years ago

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