Echo developer Ultra Ultra has shut down

May 8, 2019
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Ultra Ultra, the developer behind well-received stealth-action sci-fi game Echo, has announced its closure.

The Copenhagen-based studio, which was formed by several former members of Hitman developer IO Interactive, broke the news on Twitter, writing that, “We’re terribly sad to report that Ultra Ultra has ceased to exist.” Although the developer did not elaborate on the reasons for its closure, it noted that Echo, its first and only title, would remain for sale in stores.

Echo, which released for PC and PS4 in 2017, offered a stylish, fascinating take on the stealth-action genre, employing a distinctive system which pitted players against computer-controlled versions of themselves. Every five minutes, the murderous AI in charge of Echo’s strikingly baroque complex, known as The Palace, would power the world down and reboot, teaching the clones all your recent moves so they could be used against you.

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