The gaming industry is a harsh mistress indeed, with news coming out today that United Front Games, developers of games such as ModNation Racers and Sleeping Dogs, may have closed its doors.
NeoGAF users noted that United Front’s latest title, Smash & Grab, can no longer be purchased from Steam. Currently in Early Access and off the back of a free trial weekend, the game had received mixed to negative reviews from players.
United Front Games had also collaborated with other studios in the past, working on such games as Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and had worked with Media Molecule to make LittleBigPlanet Karting. Their most recent work was the Disney Infinity
Fans had hoped for a sequel to Sleeping Dogs, the Hong Kong open-world game, but instead were disappointed with its eventually-cancelled replacement Triad Wars.
If the news is indeed true, it will be a sad day for gamers with yet another smaller studio closing its doors.