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Kuju places Vatra studio "under review"

New management assessing business, but insists no decision has been made

Kuju is currently assessing the viability of its Czech studio Vatra after rumours emerged that the business is to be closed down.

Last month Dominic Wheatley joined Kuju as CEO, alongside Gary Bracey as commercial director.

"The new management team at Kuju have been conducting a strategic review of all aspects of the business, as part of this process the on-going business activities of the Vatra studio are currently under review, however, at this stage no decisions have yet been made," said the company in a statement.

Last year, Matthew Seymour, head of Vatra for Kuju, left the studio to be replaced by Andy Pang.

Kuju originally set up Vatra in 2009 with a team consisting of ex-Illusion Software and 2K Czech employees to focus on hardcore console games. At the time it had already secured a partnership with Konami for Silent Hill: Downpour and one other project.

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