When Mavericks: Proving Grounds was announced back in 2017, it came with a lot of hype. Automaton Games proudly boasted that its battle royale would feature up to 400 players simultaneously duking it out to see which one would be the last one standing. Each world would host up to 1,000 players. However, with today’s announcement that Automaton Games has closed, that dream has come to an end.
The company has been shuttered “due to insolvency” as of July 30th. The statement reads:
“Paul Cooper and Paul Appleton were appointed joint administrators of Automaton Games Limited on 30th July 2019. They are managing the affairs, business, and property of the company. The joint administrators act as agents of the company and act without personal liability. Paul Cooper and Paul Appleton are licensed to act as insolvency practitioners in the UK by the ICAEW. Please be advised that due to insufficient funding, the development of the Mavericks: Proving Grounds game has now ceased.”
This is the second SpatialOS game to be shuttered this year, the first being Bossa Nova’s Worlds Adrift that closed a month ago.