Disintegration Developer V1 Closes Down

The studio had only released a single game before shuttering.

V1 Interactive, a studio headed by veterans of the Halo franchise, has announced today that the developer is closing after only a few years. The announcement came from the official Twitter account, which thanked its fans and employees and did not delve into details for the hows and whys.

The studio revealed Disintegration at 2019’s Opening Night Live show for Gamescom, touting the Halo lineage of Marcus Lehto, who was the series co-creator and former creative director at Bungie. The game released to middling reviews and an announcement that they were shutting down multiplayer servers just three months after launch.

In August of last year, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick referred to Disintegration’s sales as “a bit disappointing.” He appeared to be underselling it.

According to Lehto, the studio had around 30 people working at it last year, but stressed today that the news of its closure did not come as a surprise to the employees.