Zombie Studios Shutting Down; Blacklight: Retribution Goes To New Studio

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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Blacklight: Retribution is moving on.

The owners of BLR developer Zombie Studios made the announcement today that they would be retiring and shutting down the company. The goodbye letter was posted to the Zombie website Wednesday evening:

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As noted in the letter, continuing development of the F2P shooter, which is published by Perfect World Entertainment, has already been transferred to Builder Box Games. The changeover actually occurred on Jan. 1 and was announced in the BLR forums. Builder Box Games employs much of the staff that created Blacklight: Retribution, including Zombie Studios' former Director of Production and Technical Director.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (13)

Slodin 7 years ago
Well tbh, I hope the game doesn't go to the cash exclusive item route after this..
I stopped playing the game a year or two ago when hacks started to ruin the game for me. Aim bots..At that time the cash shop was pretty balanced that I made three fully loaded guns and most of the equipment without spending a dime. Which i guess it's not a good thing for them..

Pandorum 8 years ago
Played this game for a while, but still can't enjoy a game with a build'in wallhack.

Like, if they just throw away this game mechanic [HRV], this game would be better (my personnal point)

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Razer 8 years ago
PWE is still the publisher. I'm still not interested in playing it again.

John 8 years ago
There's a video about this actually by a dude on Youtube. The PC version wasn't nearly as updated as the PS4 version because of PerfectWorld and some stuff went down. But this'll basically be good for the game.

Cyberpunk 8 years ago
Blacklight is one of the best fps i have played and hopefully in will continue and maybe even progress

Athavan 8 years ago
good game but the retarded cash shop killed it.

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fromhelll 8 years ago
This kind of came out of the blue, it's nice to see doors being closed by choice not failure. At ;east I hope that really is the case.


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