Free Radical Up For Sale

Following up on a previous story, Free Radical is not closing down, but is now officially up for sale. 140 of the companies employees will be let go at the beginning of the year, leaving only 40 workers remaining. If you’re a fan of Free Radical games, it’s founder, Steve Ellis, left and created a new studio, called Pumpkin Beach, along with a handful of programmers.

[ via Kotaku ]

Free Radical Shuts Down

The developers of Time Splitters and Haze, Free Radical, have reported shut down permanently. Apparently all the employees came to work to find themselves locked out of the building, which is a pretty dick way to shut down a company. I mean seriously, is that necessary? I guess they had a meeting later in the day to officially say “It’s Over” (presumably after opening the building, or, perhaps, in the parking lot). Anyway, Haze kind of sort of sucked, but they were working on a Time Splitters sequel, which was a pretty cool series.