Paradox Tectonic, a Berkeley, California studio, is behind the unreleased life simulation game , was shut down by its parent company Paradox Interactive. According to the Times of India website, all 24 employees lost their jobs .

News of Paradox Tectonic’s closure comes just one day after Paradox Interactive announced its decision to do so . The game’s tumultuous development was punctuated by elapsed deadlines for three different Early Access release windows before the title was canceled entirely.

“This is difficult and radical news for our colleagues at Tectonic, who have worked hard on it Life through you “Early Access release,” Frederik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, said in a released statement. “Unfortunately, with the cancellation of their only project, we have to make the difficult decision to close the studio. We are extremely grateful for their hard work in trying to move Paradox into a new genre. We will be satisfied,” Wester said in a separate statement. About her” in time for release.

Paradox Interactive has good reason to be wary of releasing a bad game. The studio is still feeling the Colossal Order’s negative reaction . The game faced a number of bugs after its release in October, putting significant strain on PC graphics cards making it difficult to play at 4K resolution. The second part also failed to release the promised features like modding support and features It led to an “extremely negative” review on Steam that forced Colossal Order to issue refunds.

It’s also the third major publisher to shut down a game studio in just the past week. It announced on Monday that it would shut down Pieces Interactive following the release of Alone in the dark Reboot. the Seattle-based developer Healer with a gunIt announced its dissolution on Friday.

These closures are also the latest bad news in a year already filled with layoffs and studio closures. Obsidian Publishing Tracker estimates that this year will see 10,800 layoffs, an alarming number that already exceeds last year’s totals.

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