by on Nov 14, 2019

Human Head Studios closure will not affect Rune II, publisher says

Ragnarok, publisher of Human Head Studios’ Viking action-adventure Rune II, assured players that the game will continue to be supported in the wake of the developer’s closure (via PC Gamer). 

Yesterday, Human Head Studios announced it has dissolved and has been acquired by Bethesda Softworks after facing up to its ‘economic realities’. The team have all been brought into the fold with new full time positions collaborating with the Fallout publisher on ‘unannounced projects’. This occurred only days following the launch of Rune II on the Epic Games Stores. Understandably, the game’s future could be considered uncertain with Human Head Studios (now Roundhouse Studios) integrated into another company and developing different games. 

Ragnarok was quick to allay speculation. In an official statement, the publisher said that it is stunned by the reception of Rune II and thanked players for their support. ‘Human Head had a longstanding agreement with Rune II’s publisher, Ragnarok Game, LLC, to provide ongoing support for the game,’ it explained. Despite the dissolution, Ragnarok will continue to support the game with an ‘exciting’ post-launch content strategy. 

It mentioned that Human Head Studios’ announcement took the team by surprise: ‘we found out about this news when you did.’ Nevertheless, Ragnarok will continue its focus on the game and its community. ‘We are working quickly to resolve any current technical issues while we build the team that will execute the exciting planned future of Rune II,’ it concluded. 

Rune II is out now for PC on the Epic Games Store. 


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