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Ran across this by accident, but I can't say that I am surprised: Link
I wonder what this means for the new NWN game they are making?
"In line with the previously stated strategy of fewer but more profitable releases and further expansion into casual online and mobile games, the company has determined that external development creates more flexibility in the changing marketplace," Atari explained in its financial report. "Therefore, the company has made the decision to divest itself from Cryptic Studios. The divestiture process is underway and more details will be provided as appropriate."
You know, they keep using that (yellowed) line but it hasn't been working for them. Atari's problems ran deep before they acquired Cryptic, and will continue on after Cryptic is gone. Cryptic didn't help matters, but I don't see dumping Cryptic as being some magical save for Atari.
"Oh my, how horrible, someone is criticizing a MMO. Oh yeah, that is what a forum is about, looking at both sides. You rather have to be critical of anything in this genre as of late because the track record of these major studios has just been appalling." -Ozmodan