Lince Works, the studio behind the Aragami franchise, has announced that it will shut down next month.
The Barcelona, Spain-based studio, which was founded in 2014, will end development on all of its projects as a result of closing its doors in April, as reported by Gematsu. The studio cites unfavorable “economic context” as the reason it’s shutting down after nine years of development, primarily creating 2016’s Aragami, its Nightfall DLC, and 2021’s Aragami 2.
Here’s the studio’s statement on its closing, in full:
We have some important news to share with you. It is with deep regret that we have to announce that Lince Works will effectively stop the development of new projects indefinitely, starting this April.
We have been lucky enough to work on what we love for the past nine years, pouring our hearts and souls into creating immersive and entertaining games for you to enjoy, and we are so proud of what we have accomplished.
But unfortunately, we have come to the end of our journey.
The last couple of years have been particularly difficult as we shifted towards the development of new IPs and a new course for the company. We were ambitious about what we wanted to achieve as a studio, but sadly, although we made good progress, the economic context was not favorable and we ran out of time.
It breaks our hearts to know that all the work we have done for the past year will ultimately not come to a completion.
We will always be grateful to our community and players around the world. Your loyalty and passion for our games have been our driving force, and we cannot thank you enough for the invaluable support you have shown us throughout these years.
We want to assure you that Aragami and Aragami 2 will remain available across all platforms and store fronts and the online co-op will be accessible.
We would also like to express our appreciation to our incredible team, who have worked so hard on bringing our games to life. It is with a heavy heart that we have to separate our ways, but we know that they will continue to bring their talent and passion to the industry in the future. We will do our best to help them find the best place to continue their career.
Although we may be closing our doors, the memories and experiences shared with the team and you, our fans, will remain forever.
Thank you for being part of our journey and for making it an unforgettable one.
Source: Game Informer Aragami Studio Lince Works Is Shutting Down