Ultra Ultra, the indie team behind 2017’s stealth action game Echo, has shut down.
The official Twitter for Ultra Ultra revealed the sad news earlier this week. This will not affect Echo, which remains available on Steam, and the PlayStation Store.
“We are grateful to have had the chance to crystallize something truly from the heart,” wrote the developer.
Ultra Ultra also confirmed it’s currently in talks to bring the game to the Epic Games Store. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Echo is getting a Hollywood movie, after the rights were picked up by Fenix Studios.
The movie remains in development.
We’re terribly sad to report that Ultra Ultra has ceased to exist. We are grateful to have had the chance to crystallize something truly from the heart. ECHO will remain available on stores.
— Ultra Ultra (@theUltraUltra) May 7, 2019
Ultra Ultra is a Danish studio established by former IO Interactive developers in 2015. Echo is Ultra’s first and only project, but it sadly doesn’t look like it was successful enough.
The sci-fi stealth game is set in an evolving mansion run by an AI. The AI, intent on killing the game’s protagonist, is capable of studying the player’s every move and using it against them. Consecutive generations of clones, released by the AI, would emulate player tactics, requiring an ever higher level of planning than you typically see in the stealth genre.