Cohort Closes Doors

It’s been reported across all of the major games industry websites that Dundee’s Cohort Studios is to close down, with all staff being laid off.

All 25 members of staff have been given redundancy notices and the company is starting to wind down.  This is despite the recent announcement of Cohort’s first original title for PSN Mini’s Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar, which is due for release in May.

Lol Scragg, Cohort’s CEO, said, “As we entered 2011, we have looked to change the direction of our business but unfortunately we ran out of time.”

The company has worked on a number of very high profile projects – original and branded – over the last several months, including MotorStorm, the Buzz Jr franchise and Burnout Paradise.  More recently Cohort completed their debut title for Sony’s MOVE technology, The Shoot.

Our very best wishes go out to Lol and the team at Cohort right now.  If there’s anything Scottishgames can do to help, you only have to ask.

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