Rumor: Six Days in Fallujah Dev to Close

Following the news that Six Days in Fallujah developer Atomic Games has terminated a number of its employees, a new IndustryGamers report indicates that the developer may be close to shutting down completely.

The report's anonymous source claims that the studio has seen its 75-person workforce reduced to "less than a dozen" employees. nope "The remaining team is basically a skeleton cleanup crew that will be gone soon too," said the source. "They are trying to downplay the extent of these layoffs, but the reality is that Atomic is pretty much dead."

Atomic Games yesterday maintained that it was continuing to develop the controversial Six Days, despite being unable to find a new publisher following Konami's departure.

"Due to a mixture of fears about the edgy subject matter of Six Days in Fallujah, as well as low videogame sales this summer, we have been unable to secure full-scale funding from a major publisher for Six Days in Fallujah," reads the release. "Development at Atomic will continue with a smaller team that will be funded by our sister company, Destineer."