Silicon Knights “definitely alive” but believed to be down to a handful of staff

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 10 May 2013 02:41 GMT

Eternal Darkness and Too Human developer Silicon Knights apparently lives on – in a severely reduced form. Kind of like Voldemort.

Chief financial officer Mike Mays told Polygon that the studio “definitely alive” and the remaining employees are “very busy”, but did not answer further questions.

Polygon believed the developer’s office has closed; the phone is disconnected and the site is for lease. Anonymous sources told the site that the majority of staff were laid off last year.

The company has not filed for bankruptcy.

As reported earlier today, Silicon Knights sold assets – including computers – to Precursor Games, a new studio working on a crowd-funded spiritual successor to Silicon Knights’ Eternal Darkness.

Silicon Knights leader Dennis Dyack is Precursor’s chief creative officer, having left Silicon Knights. Prescursor maintains it has no direct connection with Silicon Knights.

Silicon Knights ran into trouble after producing a couple of flops and running afoul of a whopping lawsuit against Epic Games.

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