‘Hellgate: London’ developer Flagship Studios has swiftly knocked back comments suggesting that staff is leaving en masse.The defensive response from the Seattle based studio comes after a blog written by current staff member and programmer Guy Somberg claimed that staff were cutting their losses quicker than seaman onthe Marie Celeste.“People are leaving. In droves,they’re leaving. We’ve had programmers, accountants, HR people, and artistsleave. The founders are all still around, but they’ve been floating away from ‘h**gate’ to work on various other projects,” the comments were pulled form Mr Somberg’s persona lblog and heavily criticized the lack of content being added to the game.However, Flagship CVO David Brevik moved quickly to douse the flames offering that Somberg was merely having a badday.Yep, that will be it.“Everyone has good days and baddays. Guy was having a bad day. He vented, exaggerated, and posted informationthat was inaccurate. As is typical in the industry, after a game is releasedsome people naturally want to work on something else and they leave the companyto do so,” Brevik stated.‘Hellgate: London’ has endured a trying few months since its release in October last year and murmurings ofdiscontent from staffers will only serve to enflame the debate over the future of the title.Brevik still managed to lay on a brave front by concluding that, “The game would certainly have benefited from acouple more months in the oven, but as an independent developer we didn’t have the ability to delay our ship date”.”The game is much better now and we believe in the future of ‘Hellgate’.”He may but who else does? Let us know what you think.
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