In an announcement on their studio website, Dan Pinchbeck of The Chinese Room has revealed that, following a number of layoffs, the studio will be going dark for some time. Following a health scare and the mounting pressure of their new game’s deadline, Dan’s team decided “It was time to take a break, recharge, recover and have a good think about the future.”
Dan was keen to stress that this wouldn’t be the end of their time in game development, however. “Firstly, it’s not the end, just a pause. The games are still on sale, merch, soundtracks, the Dear Esther tour, all of that. We’ll keep things gently ticking over: talking to fans, being on twitter, the usual stuff, just… less.”
Further details are set to be announced in an interview with Eurogamer which releases today.