Atari has reported a decline in revenue, and has closed down Eden Studios, the French developers responsible for Test Drive Unlimited 2.
Revenues for the publisher for the last financial year were $51.3 million, down from $77.8 million the year before.
Losses were $4.8 million, down from $8 million due to closing off some of it’s least profitable assets – that includes Eden, according to Gamasutra, and GameOne, a French TV channel.
Atari plan to focus more on mobile gaming, saying it had seen “encouraging” figures from iOS games like Breakout: Boost and some retro compilations, which have together sold more than 10 million downloads.
Update: Atari has been in touch to let us know that they are, in fact, not closing Eden Studios and will continue to support their games in the future – most notably Test Drive Unlimited 2. We apologise for the confusion in this matter. The company issued a statement as follows:
Our earnings statement contained a report about the divestment of Eden Studios. We want to make it clear that the studio has not closed and that we will continue to support the console and PC games of Eden Studios, notably Test Drive Unlimited 2, while this process is underway. The divestment is in line with our previously stated strategy of exploiting our popular intellectual property library on mobile devices, where he have seen strong initial success, and via online games and licensing