Developer Two Tribes Retiring, Rive Is Their Final New Game

After 15 years in the industry, developer Two Tribes announced today that they’re retiring and Rive is their last new game.

Writing a lengthy blog post about the decision, Two Tribes revealed that they’ll still remain operational and will “continue to support our partners and all gamers out there,” but they won’t be making any new games after Rive. On a positive note, Two Tribes says it’s the best game they’ve ever made:

For the last two years, we have been working feverishly to finish RIVE, the shooter/platformer hybrid that we always wanted to make. We have delayed it several times to make it the best experience possible and now that we are nearing the finish line, we can confidently say that RIVE will come out in September 2016 [on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U,and PC]!

You can read the full retirement explanation on their website, but essentially, it’s because they feel like dinosaurs in the industry:

Long story short (grandfathers like to digress!): when running a company, you need to be on top of your game, not just in terms of the product you’re making, but business-wise too. And we just aren’t on top of the games business anymore. Therefore, it makes sense to focus our attention elsewhere, perhaps even outside the games industry. We simply don’t know yet; but we do know that RIVE is going to be our parting gift to you and we’re making damn sure it’s going to be an awesome one!

Two Tribes then answered a couple of questions:

What do you think of Two Tribes retiring?

[Source: Two Tribes]