Circle closed?

Circle closed?
Michael French

By Michael French

February 20th 2007 at 4:15PM

Its senior management is currently denying it, but reports on the web today say that Circle Studio, opened by former Core founders Jeremy and Adrian Heath-Smith, has closed.  

A report on Gamesindustry.biz says that Jeremy Heath-Smith told staff today that the company was closing although he and PR manager Suzie Hamilton have told the press that the reports are false.

The studio was opened in October 2003 - the brothers had previously co-founded Core Design, in 1988, which went on to produce Tomb Raider. The two left that studio following the release of the critically mauled Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness.

Circle's first - and only - console games was PS2/Xbox actioner Without Warning for Capcom, released in October 2005. Since then the team had focused on interactive DVD titles.