UK games retailer Simply Games appears to have relaunched its website after more than two months of downtime.
The site has now suddenly come back online, however, with no explanation.
The company hasn’t posted to its social media accounts since February 22, when it stated that Elden Ring would soon be released.
Since then, there’s been complete silence regarding what’s been happening with the website.
In the weeks prior to its apparent closure in late February, stock had seemed to diminish and the ‘pre-order’ section of the site only featured a few titles, when it would previously have offered pre-orders for all the year’s upcoming games.
When asked by Twitter followers in early February why this was happening, the company had been giving a stock response.
“We are currently implementing changes to our internal systems and reviewing our pre-order process which is why we only have a limited display of products at the current time,” it said.
“This should be completed within the coming weeks and new titles will then be added to the website.”
Simply Games is owned by Boss Developments Limited which, according to Companies House, has been seeing some activity during the site’s downtime with control of the site passing to a new owner.
Neil Muspratt – who was director of the company who previously owned Simply Games, Black Cloth Trading – was previously considered a ‘person with significant control’, with a 50% share in the company.
However, on March 16 Muspratt transferred his 50% share to Daniel Whitehead. Whitehead also received the remaining 50% of the shares from previous director James Rowson and Julie Rowson, who each owned 25%.
James Rowson was terminated as a director on April 4, and the company’s registered office was changed on April 27, suggesting that Whitehead has fully taken over the company.