Murdered: Soul Suspect studio confirms closure

Thursday, 3rd July 2014 10:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Murdered: Soul Suspect and Dark Void developer Airtight Games has confirmed it will close just weeks after launching its latest game to a lukewarm reception.



Confirmation came from the studio’s Twitter feed last night, and one former employee also suggested that the firm started laying off staff as early as January of this year.


As you can see from our Murdered: Soul Suspect review round-up, the game didn’t fare all that well with critics.

GeekWire reports that AirTight has now closed the doors of its Redmond studio after ten years in the business.

The site adds that it visited the AirTight office this week to find all of its equipment being sold off at a discount along with a sign confirming that the company is closing. Inside, the team found empty desks, computing equipment and several E3 awards.

Here’s their photo of the office:


At the time of writing, no official statement has been posted by the AirTight board, but we will update this piece as new developments transpire.



  1. bradk825

    Always sad to see a company go under.

    #1 3 months ago
  2. BrokenSpline

    Loks like Kim Swift dodged a bullet…

    #2 3 months ago
  3. Tvz

    that’s sad, I was really expecting a follow-up to Quantum Conundrum

    #3 3 months ago
  4. TheWulf

    Well poop. Now we’ll never see Quantum Conundrum 2. :C

    Of course, that might just have been Swift’s magic alone, there. I don’t know. But it sold pretty decently and it was an enjoyable game. Instead, they tried to pander to the mainstream and… they’re not really a mainstream developer, they don’t understand what it wants.

    So it ended up being a game that was in part something they wanted to make, and in part an appeal to the mainstream.

    Oh well.

    Sad to see them go.

    #4 3 months ago
  5. Untold stories

    Did anyone here play and like the game?

    #5 3 months ago
  6. budoshi

    Well that is not a big surprise now is it, that game isn’t exactly a gold bringer.

    #6 3 months ago
  7. Luciferous

    @Untold stories, Yes on both accounts. I’ve yet to play Murdered because I have had other things on my plate, but it is on my list of games to play before the year is out.

    #7 3 months ago
  8. KAP

    Like many others have mentioned, there is no space for mid tier games nowadays I believe.

    #8 3 months ago
  9. Legendaryboss

    Another one bites the dust.

    #9 3 months ago
  10. thegrimmling

    Never liked their games, but sad to see them close.

    #10 3 months ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    Well i did like dark void and conundrum so it is sad news, hope they find a job rather quickly.

    #11 3 months ago

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