Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Developer Backbone May Be Shutting Down
Written Tuesday, October 09, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Backbone Entertainment, the developer behind a whole slew of retro remakes and re-releases, including the superb Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, may be closing down if reports from two sources at the studio are to be believed. Apparently, Backbone is in the process of making layoffs with talk of completely shutting down altogether.
One of the sources told IGN that closure "isn't yet a forgone conclusion", and that the developer is attempting to keep Backbone "going smaller". The studio is currently working on the Midway Arcade Origins collection, which bundles over 30 classic games in one compendium. It includes the likes of Joust, Gauntlet and Spy Hunter.
Backbone Entertainment has been instrumental in porting a range of SEGA classics to XBLA amongst other things, such as 1942: Joint Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Gunstar Heroes, as well as Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3.