Atari Drops Cryptic Studios, Neverwinter Development Continues

17 May 2011

In today's earning reports, Atari revealed it has divested its interests in MMORPG developer Cryptic Studio. The publisher will still support Cryptic's products, including the upcoming Neverwinter MMO, while the company looks for a new owner, Gamasutra reports.
As part of an earnings report today, Atari announced it has divested its interest in Champions Online developer Cryptic Studios, calling the development house a "discontinued operation" as of March 31.

Atari will continue to support all current Cryptic products while the company looks for a new owner, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to Gamasutra on the condition of anonymity.

Development on the Bay Area studio's Neverwinter project will continue as normal for the time being, according to the source.