Necessary Force

Midway confirms Newcastle studio closure

Midway confirms Newcastle studio closure

Necessary Force canned for now.

Midway Games has confirmed it has closed its Newcastle studio, recently responsible for Wheelman, reports.

Along with the publisher's team in San Diego, the studio was not included in the USD 33 million sale of assets to Warner Bros, completed this month.

"We can confirm that we closed the Newcastle studio unfortunately," said Geoff Mogilner, head of corporate communications at Midway, speaking to Gamasutra. “We had a period of time that was required by UK law to notify the employees of the pending studio closure."

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