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"1000-player" Battle Royale 'Mavericks: Proving Grounds' Studio Closed, Game Cancelled

By Poorna Shankar on August 01, 2019 | News | 0

If you were looking forward to the “1000-player” battle royale, Mavericks: Proving Grounds, bad news. Announced on their website (thanks Eurogamer) was news that the studio, Automation Games, is closing its doors with Mavericks subsequently cancelled.

In a statement on the site, it was announced,

“Paul Cooper and Paul Appleton were appointed joint administrators of Automaton Games Limited on 30th July 2019. They are managing the affairs, business and property of the company. The joint administrators act as agents of the company and act without personal liability. Paul Cooper and Paul Appleton are licensed to act as insolvency practitioners in UK by the ICAEW.”

It continues, discussing the funding (or lack thereof), and the fate of Mavericks,

“Please be advised that due to insufficient funding, the development of the Mavericks: Proving Grounds game has now ceased. The joint administrators are in the process of licensing the Deceit game so there will be no change in the live operation and provision of this game.”

We were hopeful about Mavericks, with former Managing Editor Bill Murphy calling it, “the start of something special.” You can read Bill’s thoughts here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.