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Report: Silicon Knights down to 5 employees
Posted: 27.10.2012 14:11 by Comments: 2
Things have gone from bad to worse at developer Silicon Knights, as an anonymous source states that the studio's employee roster has been whittled down to just five persons. Back in June, it had been reported there were still 40 employees working there.

Even worse, the employee claims that Dyack "tanked" development of X-Men:Destiny, and had the team focused on a demo of Eternal Darkness 2 to shop to publishers. (This brings an interesting subtext to Dyack's comment on working on Eternal Darkness 2, when he stated, "I don't think it is too much to ask. Certainly we love Eternal Darkness. It's a project that's near and dear to our hearts.")

According to the source, Dyack was antagonistic towards publishers. “At (Silicon Knights), publishers are viewed with an extremely adversarial perception. Instead of a symbiotic relationship, it was essentially parasitic. The less Activision knew about the goings-on at SK, the easier it was for Denis to spin his web of warped reality with them,” the source claimed, adding, “We seemed to intentionally tank the game.”

X-Men: Destiny was released in the 29th September 2011, and earned Metacritic scores of 47, 50, 36, and 33 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS versions respectively.
Source: VG247

Comments

By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Oct 27, 2012
HenoKutus
Silicon Knights also made the excellent series Legacy of Kain and Soulreaver if i recall,offcourse Eternal Darkness for the cube was incredible.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Oct 27, 2012
unsilviu
Well with 5 remaining employees, even if they rebound, it's just the same name, with none of the original talent that made the games.