Fury developer Auran shuts down


Fury developer Auran has reportedly entered voluntary administration after closing shop and laying employees off yesterday afternoon. Gamespot AU reports via an insider that the company will meet with creditors in a month to decide whether it will fully liquidate or restructure. Fury, which allegedly cost $13.2 million USD to make, has met with weak sales and reviews. Just yesterday, Auran announced the game would become free to download and play through an overhauled subscription model. Expect an official statement statement to be made in the near future.

Auran seems to be a classic example of what happens when a small developer dreams big and delivers a product that gets lost in the shuffle. Even if Auran does get dismantled, Gamespot's source claims Fury will live on and that the servers won't be shut down.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.