Rival Games CEO, Jukka Laakso, announced in a blog post April 10th that the studio would soon be shut down. After mounting debt and financial losses over the years, the coronavirus pandemic ultimately put potential investors and aid out of reach for the studio. Laakso admitted, “the raging coronavirus is just the icing on the cake, and by no means the one to blame”.
After the heartfelt retrospective, Laakso confirmed that Rival Games’ episodic adventure, The Detail, would eventually be removed from Steam and mobile app stores. No time frame was given but if you’ve had any of their titles on your list — including Thief of Thieves and Alien: Blackout which are safe for now — sooner might be a better time to grab them than later.