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Spicy Horse cuts staff in move away from "brutal" F2P market

American McGee's Shanghai studio will continue with a core team, new projects to be announced soon

American McGee has dismissed rumours that his development studio, Spicy Horse, is closing down for good.

The notion that the Shanghai based company was closing its doors spread from a post on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform. As news stories about the demise of Spicy Horse began to appear online, McGee clarified the company's position on Twitter.

In short: Spicy Horse has downsized, and it's in the midst of a transition away from free-to-play.

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