Battlestations dev Eidos Hungary shut down last year, says Square Enix

Tuesday, 20 April 2010 09:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Square Enix Europe CEO Phil Rogers has confirmed that it shut down the developer of the Battlestations series Eidos Hungary.

Speaking in an interview with Develop, he admitted the call to shut down the studio was made in October.

“We took the decision back in October,” said Rogers, “and this all goes back to the broad strategy of focusing on games that are either first or best.”

He added: “We were pleased with Eidos Hungary, but I think we realised that to be first or best in the RTS genre was going to be really challenging. It wasn’t necessarily something we were going to win.”

Eidos Hungary had seen over development of the two games from the Battlestations series for PS3 and 360: Pacific and Midway.