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Pi Studios reported closed, staff join Category 6, new title already on the way

Work-for-hire developer Pi Studios has reportedly shut up shop, with former staffers legging it for the newly-formed Category 6, already at work on its first original IP.

Sources told Big Download the Texas studio had been closed a few weeks ago.

Attempts to contact the developer failed, as the phone seemed to have been disconnected. Not a good sign.

In the meantime, a number of former PI employees had joined Category 6, co-founded by ex-PI staffer Kenn Hoekstra.

Hoekstra told Big Download that a team of fifteen was already at work on an Unreal-based survival horror called Blackout, for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Pi Studios were part of multiple collaborations, including the Wii and PS2 versions of Rock Band; 2009's Wolfenstein; the PC port of Halo 2; and multiple Call of Duty titles.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.