Auran Sticking Around For Awhile, CEO Says

Andy Chalk

One Flag, One Fleet, One Cat
Nov 12, 2002
Auran Sticking Around For Awhile, CEO Says

Fury []team is being reduced, the company itself is still hanging tough.

A report by reported yesterday []by Angry Gamer suggesting the company was facing massive layoffs and other difficulties due to the "financial disaster" caused by the poor reception of the PvP MMOG Fury.

"As I explained to the staff yesterday, whilst Fury has started off slower than expected, I still see a bright and long future ahead," Hilliam said in his statement. "However, that future will not include the full 60 man development team who have worked on Fury for the past year. The future will focus on a smaller, more agile core team of Fury developers. These are people who are incredibly passionate about the game and work until 4 in the morning to ensure they get things done."

"Regarding China, during the past two years we successfully used several outsourcing companies and will be looking to China to create much of the new content that we will release in future updates," he continued. "Furthermore, we're talking with a number of publishers in Asia regarding co-development deals."

"As they say in the classics, the death of Auran and Fury has been greatly exaggerated."