We here at Kitguru don’t like to hear about closures, but sometimes this is unavoidable. The Scotland based independent studio was founded in 2006, and has released titles such as Motorstorm and The Shoot. Cohort Studios indicated the reason for this closure is a declining console marketplace.
The company was started by Lol Scragg, Darran Thomas and Bruce McNeish. At the time of the announcement 25 employees were set to lose their jobs. We will leave you with a statement from Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO. The TIGA is the Trade Association for gaming in the UK.
“TIGA is hugely saddened to hear the Dundee based independent studio, Cohort Studios, will be making these redundancies. Their expertise is highly regarded throughout the industry in developing for PlayStation 3, PSP, PlayStation Network, PlayStation 2 and PC platforms. We have worked closely with Cohort over the last few years and have seen firsthand the talent and drive that went into the business. TIGA would like to place on record our admiration for Cohort and all they have achieved in the past five years. We wish Lol Scragg and the rest of the team at Cohort Studios every success in the future.”
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