British publishing house Empire Interactive - best known for the FlatOut series - look set to be the latest victims of the global economic crisis, with MCV claiming the studio's closure is imminent.

The trade site say that "all staff at the firm's London offices were sent home this week", and that Empire "is in the process of making all employees redundant".


Sources speaking with Gamasutra, on the other hand, claim that things aren't quite that bad, and that only some employees will be let go, not all of them.

Either way, employees will be let go, and things aren't looking too good.

Empire collapses [MCV]