Spark Unlimited Closes as a Video Game Developer
Elvis has left the building. Good night and drive safe.
— Spark Unlimited (@sparkunlimited) May 5, 2015
Debuting in 2004 with Call of Duty: Finest Hour and working on other titles like Lost Planet 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, developer Spark Unlimited has shut down.
Discovered yesterday by a NeoGAF user who highlighted the fact that Spark Unlimited was selling all their equipment, Spark Unlimited’s John Butrovich sent this statement to IGN shortly after, confirming the closure:
Yes, Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile development doesn’t service the needs nor desires of Spark as an entity. As such, Spark as we know will cease operations with various splinter efforts focusing on some new dynamic projects inside and outside of game development.
Butrovich continued the conversation with Polygon, confirming that Co-Founder Craig Allen resigned as President and CEO last year, while its in-development free-to-play game has been cancelled, along with other projects at the studio.