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WipEout innovator Designers Republic shut down

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Designers Republic, the firm responsible for the original look at feel of the WipEout franchise, has closed.

A story on design mag Creative Review's blog confirms the closure, quoting founder Ian Anderson as saying: “We’d lost a couple of clients, didn’t win a couple of pitches, got a tax bill which should have been sorted out and wasn’t and a major client who didn’t pay the money they owed us – in themselves any of those things would have been fine but when they come all at once there’s not much you can do.”

The studio's nine staff have all been made redundant. Anderson's vowed to return, however.

Thanks, Develop.

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