Publisher Atari has announced today in an earnings report that it is looking for a buyer for developer Cryptic Studios. As of March 31, Cryptic was a “discontinued operation” within the company. Cryptic’s current projects, such as the ongoing Champions Online MMO and upcoming Neverwinter project, will proceed as normal and continue to be supported by Atari.
Cryptic was purchased by Atari just three years ago, so it’s curious to see where they’ll end up now. Champions Online was a solid MMO that had a solid following, so I don’t doubt their further future success.