Take-Two Poached Kerbal Space Program 2 Dev Team, Then Cancelled Contract With Studio

published 03.06.2020 17:15

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Take-Two pulled off a questionable move on an independent game developer called Star Theory Games.

The recruitment message the employees received was from a publishing label within Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. called Private Division, and said it was pulling the game from Star Theory.

The recruiting message also said that Take-Two was setting up a new game studio to develop Kerbal Space Program 2, and it wanted to hire the entire staff of Star Theory to make the game happen.

A spokesperson for Private Division did say that every member of Star Theory was offered a position at Intercept Games, which is the new studio that Take-Two founded to finish the game.

The demise of Star Theory is likely to become a cautionary tale for small independent developers who might partner with Take-Two or one of its in-house studios in the future.