The Hellgate Reopens over North America in June

Korean publisher HanbitSoft is finally ready to reopen Hellgate, Flagship Studios' online multiplayer tale of demonic invasion, in North America. Closed beta for the free-to-play game launches in early June, with a full release coming later this year. » 5/19/11 11:40am 5/19/11 11:40am

Where Hellgate: London And Flagship Studios Went Horribly Wrong

Hellgate: London's development, like its eventual implosion, was epic. At GDC, Stephen Goldstein, Flagship Studio's ex-director of business development, explained just how what seemed like a guaranteed hit went horribly, regrettably wrong. » 3/26/09 8:00pm 3/26/09 8:00pm

Cryptic Hires Flagship Co-Founder

Cryptic Studios hired Bill Roper, former Director of Blizzard Entertainment and co-founder of Flagship Studios , as the company’s Design Director, they announced today. “Bill brings a ton of creative energy to the Cryptic office and we’re thrilled to have him join our team,” said John Needham, Chief Executive Officer… » 11/03/08 10:00am 11/03/08 10:00am

Hellgate: London Slamming Shut On January 31st

Will the last Templar Guardian please turn off the lights and do whatever it is that you do to auras that makes them stop glowing - Hellgate: London is shutting down. Flagship Studio's troubled demon hunting MMO will be shut down at midnight on January 31st 2009. Namco Bandai, who have been running the Hellgate… » 10/24/08 4:20pm 10/24/08 4:20pm

Hellgate Creator On Why Hellgate Sucked

Poor Hellgate. It promised so much, and delivered so little. So » 8/19/08 6:00am 8/19/08 6:00am little, in fact, that it drove developers Flagship Studios out of business. As the mourners file slowly away from the studio's funeral and make their way towards the free finger food and drinks, it's time to reflect on just why Hellgate never made it.…

Namco-Bandai Rescuing Hellgate From Sinking Flagship?

Namco-Bandai may be stepping in to rescue Hellgate: London from embattled Flagship Studios, who recently suspended private testing for Mythos in the wake of widespread reports that the studio was shutting down. » 7/23/08 12:20pm 7/23/08 12:20pm

Flagship Suspends Mythos Indefinitely

Flagship Studios has reportedly suspended private beta testing for Mythos, shutting down the game's servers and message board — but not before an official explanation was posted on the forums by Flagship co-founder and COO Max Schaefer: » 7/21/08 5:20pm 7/21/08 5:20pm

Flagship Sunk, Who's In Charge of Hellgate?


Word started passing yesterday that Flagship Studios went caput, and now multiple sites are reporting that the Hellgate developer is indeed no more. » 7/12/08 11:00am 7/12/08 11:00am

Interview: Flagship Studios On Life After Hellgate Launch

What happens at the studio when a game doesn't sell as well as was hoped? Imagine being at Flagship Studios after Hellgate: London's launch stumbles, which 1UP identified as "one of the top 5 worst PC game launches of all time." Angry PC gamers even invented a special term, "Flagshipped," to refer to when a company… » 6/10/08 3:20pm 6/10/08 3:20pm