Def Jam Rapstar developer 4mm Games to close

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 07:38 GMT

Def Jam Rapstar developer 4mm Games is on the verge of shutting up shop.

Founder Jamie King – also one of the original Rockstar team – told Gamesindustry that a legal battle with record label EMI is the nail in the company’s coffin.

“We’re rather starved for money. We have not got any new funding and obviously we need to resolve everything with Rapstar. And we’ve also got to eat,” King said.

EMI has asked 4MM for more than $8 million – which it simply doesn’t have.

In the feature linked above, King tells a sorry tale of a popular game which met with multiple obstacles, from the cost of peripherals to missing the Kinect boat; hit the link only if you’ve had your happy pills today.

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