Whore of the Orient developers laid off

Leigh Harris
Whore of the Orient developers laid off

UPDATE: Doug Mitchell (of Kennedy Miller Mitchell) has offered a comment on the matter.

While he hasn't officially confirmed or denied the fates of the Sydney-based developers, he has made it quite clear that KMM isn't giving up on Whore of the Orient just yet.

Mitchell told MCV: "Whore of the Orient is a unique and extraordinary story and game, and we are still actively pursuing the right investor to partner with."

Given the team's previous work, there is little doubt the game has as much promise as Mitchell suggests, and it is certainly good to hear that, whatever may be happening at KMM's Sydney studio, there's still hope for the title yet.

Original Story Follows:

The team formerly responsible for LA Noire who were now over at KMM are reportedly out of the job.

KMM was working on a detective thriller set in 1936 entitled 'Whore of the Orient', which was likely to use Depth Analysis again for some incredible and high quality acted visuals.

The unconfirmed rumours which have come to MCV via multiple sources state that the development team is no longer working on the game, but the company itself has yet to formally shut down.

The game never officially landed a publisher, and was only alluded to via an ephemeral web site which gave a few sparse details on the game.

It cannot be 100% confirmed that the studio is closed for good while the company is still running (and presumably therefore, still seeking funding), but at least for the moment it looks like no development is continuing on the ambitious project.

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Tags: closure , layoff , KMM , Whore of the Orient

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