The Emeryville, California based developer BackBone Entertainment might be shutting its doors
Studio is responible for MVC2 and a slew of other Xbox Live Arcade ports
Times are indeed changing in computer gaming, and it seems many studios are either being forced to close, downsize or cancel projects that it isn’t sure will be a success on the market place. Backbone Entertainment appears to be the latest of those to fall victim to the slump.
The company have said that it will “keep it going smaller” if possible. They are currently reported to be making layoffs (as the ‘keep it going smaller’ suggests). Backbone Entertainment was founded in 2003, and worked on several titles – particularly for Capcom. Fighting games fans will be aware they were those responsible for ports of both Marvel vs Capcom 2 and Super Street Fighter 2 turbo; as well as Lego Rock Band. They are currently supposed to be working on Midway Arcade classics, 30 classic Midway titles including Spy Hunter and Joust.
Backbone Entertainment are part of the Foundation 9 collective, which also includes Double Helix and Pipeworks.