Developer of ‘Nordic Game of the Year’ Echo shuts down

Ultra Ultra says game will remain on sale

Copenhagen-based Echo developer Ultra Ultra has shut down.

In a post on its Twitter account, the company – which was formed by former Io developers – said it was “grateful to have had the chance to crystallize something truly from the heart.”

No reason was given for the closure. Echo will remain on sale for Steam, GoG and PlayStation 4.

Sci-fi stealth game Echo features adaptive AI, with players navigating a palace which regularly creates hostile copies of the player character.

These ‘Echoes’ mimic the player’s actions, such as if they’ve used cover, opened doors, fired their weapon or vaulted over cover.

Echo won Game of the Year at 2018’s Nordic Game Awards and was the most nominated game overall.

According to Ultra Ultra, plans for a movie based on Echo are still in place, despite its closure.

Hollywood production company Fenix Studios optioned the rights for a movie based on Echo, with John Wick creator-writer Derek Kolstad signed to adapt the screenplay.