A post by Monte Cristo's "Gregory_C" on the Simtropolis forums brings the sad news that the Silverfall developer and Silverfall: Earth Awakening publisher is shutting down this week, which we can only assume means that the studio is shuttered as of this newsbit.
This is with deep regrets that we officially announce today the closure of our studio. As such Monte Cristo will close its door this week. We leave behind us a couple regrets but also, more important, a lot of good memories…
But then what of Cities XL’s future ? A publisher has shown up who will pick up Cities XL’s license, and who will continue to sell the game. This company will surely make itself known soon. We are confident that we leave Cities XL in good hands.
Current players shouldn’t be worried though! The solo game will keep on working and the online login system, mandatory to launch the game, remains in place. There is no change there. The Cities XL website also remains online, although obviously the online support is now longer available and we apologize for this.
One last time all the Monte Cristo team members would like to wholeheartedly thank the Cities XL players and community members who so dedicatedly took part in the life and evolution of this wonderful project.
We do hope that Cities XL has many more great years ahead of itself!
- The Monte Cristo team.
Keep in mind, however, that many of the key team members behind Silverfall left a couple of years ago and formed a new studio called Spiders. They've been working on the action RPG Mars ever since, though last we knew the title was in limbo until a publisher was found.