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Friday, August 10, 2001
Dynamix Shut Down
6:00 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Mac users certainly hold no love for Dynamix and their parent company Sierra; many remember bitterly the broken promise to bring Tribes 2 to the Mac OS. However it is poor sportsmanship to rejoice at the misfortune of others, and it is sad to note the passing of a development team who at least considered the Mac platform as part of their plans.

Many PC news sites including Blue's News and VoodooExtreme have noted a series of forum posts by Dynamix team members which seem to indicate that the company has been shut down and the doors closed; it is estimated as many as 300 employees may be released by Sierra next week. This follows the earlier departure of about 1/3 of Dynamix' staff just after the completion of team-based shooter Tribes 2 in the Spring of this year.

The recent development (and release -- see related story) of the V12 project by GarageGames had given many Mac gamers hope that a port of Tribes 2 would be a possibility, as they share a common engine. It is not clear how the Dynamix closure would alter this possibility, as Sierra seems to intend to continue supporting and developing the online shooter even without Dynamix. Only time will tell, but in any case the closure of such a large and successful development house is a sobering event for all gamers. Follow the links below for more details.

"Dynamix Shut Down?" at Blues
"Dynamix is Dead" at VoodooExtreme

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