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Ion Storm Closed

Ion Storm closes its doors on GameSpot offers an official confirmation of reports that have been coming in saying the Eidos-owned developer was being shuttered. Here's a bit, including the official announcement of the closure of Ion's Austin-based offices, the last vestige of a studio launched by John Romero in August 1996 under the tentative name Dream Design:

A statement issued by the Britain-based publisher outlined the closure with typically cool corporate logic. "Eidos today announced locally that it is to consolidate down its North American internal development capabilities from two studios to one," read the statement. "This will mean the immediate closure of the Ion Storm studio in Austin, Texas, which has been focused primarily on the development of PC and Xbox games. ... This is part of [Eidos'] move to consolidate and strengthen its technical and management capabilities into a smaller number of studios which are capable of scaling up in order to meet the competitive challenges that lie ahead, particularly in anticipation of next-generation technologies and platforms."

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51. Re: Ion Storm was a bit hit and miss Feb 11, 2005, 03:56 Shadowcat
 
it was Romero's office that developed Daikatana and Dominion.
Specter's office developed the Deus Ex duo and Thief 3... and Anachronox.
That last part is incorrect. Anachronox was created at the Dallas branch (and it's a really good game).

 
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  3. Feb 10, 18:46 Whoa Beamer
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  15. Feb 10, 19:43      Well... wtf_man
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  16. Feb 10, 19:43 Be concerned, be VERY concerned. venomhed
  21. Feb 10, 20:05  Re: Be concerned, be VERY concerned. Sixis
  22. Feb 10, 20:21   Re: Be concerned, be VERY concerned. Fantaz
  23. Feb 10, 20:51    Re: Be concerned, be VERY concerned. Ghost
  24. Feb 10, 21:02  Re: Be concerned, be VERY concerned. Moonbender
  25. Feb 10, 21:23   So there is justice! Tehol
  30. Feb 10, 21:58    Re: So there is justice! 4D-Boxing
  32. Feb 10, 22:26     Re: So there is justice! Eps
  33. Feb 10, 22:42      Re: So there is justice! Overon
  26. Feb 10, 21:26   Re: Be concerned, be VERY concerned. cia
  27. Feb 10, 21:30    Re: Be concerned, be VERY concerned. Scottish Martial Arts
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  43. Feb 10, 23:52    Re: Be concerned, be VERY concerned. Ray Marden
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  31. Feb 10, 22:01   Re: Be concerned, be VERY concerned. toranaga
  59. Apr 11, 23:06  Re: Be concerned, be VERY concerned. Jay K.
  28. Feb 10, 21:50 *Moment of silence* Tracer
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