Factor 5 is currently suffering severe “financial issues”, which have led to a project being cancelled and employees advised to start seeking new employment, it has been claimed.
An artist working for the development studio, Sam Baker, has described on his blog how his project was recently cancelled. He also revealed employees have not received any wages for a month.
Baker said: “Without proper funding on the project I was working on, the company was forced to stop production.
“Unfortunately I was finally having a ton of fun working on it and we had made such insane progress that this was a total kick in the chest. It was basically like saying ‘the work you’ve been doing for the last eight months has been all for none, but thanks anyway.”
Elaborating on the reasons behind the cancellation, Baker said: “The president of the company basically told us if we didn’t receive funding in one week, all of us should move on and look elsewhere for another job.”
The initial blog post has since been deleted after 1up.com reported the cancelled project was the rumoured Superman game, said to be in development for Brash Entertainment, a publisher that recently went into administration.
In the replacement post, Baker said: “It was a big story in the news that we recently lost a publisher, Brash Entertainment, when they went out of business. This does not mean that we’ve stopped production on that game, or that it was ever even in trouble.
“The other projects currently under way at Factor 5 are doing great. We hadn’t received payment because of the situation with Brash, which is why I said I needed to look elsewhere for work.”