Project Sora Closes It's Doors
Editor's Note: Another studio closure? Damn. Sharing these stories never gets any easier.
The studio created by Satoru Iwata and former HAL Laboratory employee Masahiro Sakurai (of Kirby and Super Smah Bros. fame) is officially closing its doors and shutting down all projects.
According to its official website, the studio claims the office closed on June 30 and the website will go down on July 31. A sad reality at work here.
The studio produced only one title during it's three-year run starting in 2009, Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo recently announced that Sakurai would be part of the development process for the new Smash Bros. title with Namco Bandai.
It's a really sad day for the people the studio employed and for gamers all around. I don't know about you but when gaming studios shut down, I feel a bit sad inside. It's times like these that we have to send our support to the good people who worked at Project Sora and hope that they can land on their feet after losing their jobs. Send them your love and support g1's.
I had a feeling this would happen. That doesn't mean that the studio's talent will go to waste. Maybe a new indie studio will be formed to produce apps for the Wii U?
so nintendo should keep a studio that still isnt doing anything? they already stated they have no plans to make a sequel awhile back and considering that Kid Icarus Uprising was already finished and published a few months ago, whomever wasnt getting carried over had plenty of time to prepare and since we're on the assumption band wagon, i'm pretty sure that employees at project sora received prior notice of the studios termination long before this happened unless nintendo is one of those deep dark sinister companies that like to fire people right outta the blue. so this whole situation seems pretty standard to me and it seems like ur just making a mountain out of a mole hill
Dude what about the people who AREN'T gonna be carried over to any othet studios? Who are now fired and can't find a job? Don't you think that's kinda...i dunno, BAD!? Yeah it's all roses cause "Oh they weren't gonna make other games so fuck it they already made their money",yeah but who knows where these people are moving on to, they can't all be hired to the same place and they prolly wont, shame on YOU for being so insensitive to the poor people who are now in a bad situation for circumstances they couldn't control
exactly, this was somtething that should have been included in the article; you shouldnt post an article that is technically incomplete which is why i find it strange that it got highlighted
uh, this isn't as bad as it sounds, the studio was only going to make kid icarus uprising and from wat nintendo has told us, they don't plan to make anymore so there really is no point in keeping certain people at a studio that isn't working on anything. if anything they probably relocated these people to work on games like SSB, you know, that game Mr. Iwata is known for, so take a chill pill guys and shame on you ScrewAttack for making this look worse than it is
Aw damn. I really like Uprising. Hopefully the people who worked there find new jobs in other places.
Guess all those people who got fired and have no jobs anymore isn't bad enough and now we'll never know what other awesome games they could have made
But I'll be 47 by then! D-:
awww man this is the worse Kid Icarus uprising was my first game for the 3ds DANG IT!!!!
Dammit, Uprising is my favorite game on 3ds, no theres a slim chance for a sequel...
Maybe when they get around to making a new Kid Icarus game it won't be a damned difficult at times to control rail shooter. Fun the first two hours or so, and just irritating after that.
People need to chill out yeah it is sad that they closed but remember they only wanted to create another Kid Icarus game. Maybe in 25 years they will create another studio and make another Kid Icarus game.
umm...WHY ARE PEOPLE MAKING A BIG DEAL OUT OF THIS....They were only created for one game. REMEMBER, Project Sora =/= Sora Ltd ..... -_____-
Project Sora, a development studio put together to create exactly one game, is closed after having developed the one game they were supposed to develop. Truly this is a sad day. Only way it could get worse is if the sky was discovered to be blue or something. >_>
GUYS! This was supposed to happen! Sora didn't close because thay weren't doing good, it closed because they finished the only game that they intended to make. Now they are all moving on, probably to smash bros.
None of them lost there job, the only purpose of sora was to make this game, now they're all probably moving on to smash bros.
This news has made me genuienly sad, I really loved Uprising.
as they said in the comment of your source in iwata ask the studio was only made for kid icarus, all the staff is now working on smash bros hopefully
well hopefully the employees at that company are able to find another job soon