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Skullgirls devs form new studio

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The Skullgirls developers have moved on from Reverge Labs and formed a new studio, Lab Zero Games.

Reverge laid off half its team in June and also released a huge update yesterday for its signature fighter. Even though the studio is changing, the property is safe: Publisher Autumn Games owns it and is "fully behind" Lab Zero and will continue to work with the developer on future Skullgirls endeavors, according to the studio's website.

However, the layoffs have caused a few hitches: Lab Zero has put work on the PC version on hold, along with the first downloadable content character. It will resume development as soon as possible.

"We have always strived to be as open and transparent as our business and legal obligations will allow, but we feared news of these events would discourage our fans more than our conspicuous silence would," wrote Lab Zero on its site. "Being able to finally fill everyone in on everything is a huge relief, and we hope you understand our reasons for keeping quiet until now."

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