|Roper talks sunken Flagship, admits they had partly "overreached"|
|Posted: 20.08.2008 11:15 by Simon Priest||Comments: 2|
Co-founder of Flagship Studios Bill Roper discusses the sorry end to Hellgate's home and that being ex-Blizzard doesn't mean that "we're all millionaires".
Other than pulling a jack-of-all-trades in Hellgate he claims the PC market was "lousy last year," adding to the misfortune of the demon infested London.
"Really, our focus now has been on how we best take care of the guys that aren't there anymore and help them find jobs with other teams," Roper tells 1UP.
"We're working hard on how to end gracefully. Obviously, we've got people we owe money to, so we're doing absolutely everything in our power to get those people the money we owe them, whether that's on an institutional side, lenders, or, equally as important, with our employees who aren't there anymore."
The intellectual property of Hellgate is currently owned by their bank so while the servers may still be breathing thanks to EA and Namco, nothing can be done until the IP is freed.
"I'd always maintained that the day we left Blizzard North was the hardest professional day I'd ever had," continued Roper. "That was easily trumped when we had to sit there and tell everybody that we had to let them go."
Click to read the full interview between Bill Roper and 1UP.