Midway Closes UK Based Studio Newcastle
The only studio that Midway Games had outside the United States is no more. The UK based studio Newcastle has officially closed its doors for good. “We can confirm we closed the Newcastle studio this morning, our time,” said Midway spokesman Geoffrey Mogilner. “During the notification period we were actively searching for bidders, and since we didn’t find any unfortunately it was necessary to close it down. We tried really hard to find a solution for the Newcastle studio.”
According to various reports, the studio had employed roughly 80 people and all are now no longer working. Before Midway purchased the studio, they were known as Pitbull Syndicate and were best known for creating L.A. Rush and four games in the Test Drive series.