Evidently, it’s really bad when your one soul programmer, the one who takes care of all the important stuff, decides to leave the company. Portalus Games has announced that this has happened, and as a result, they’ve decided to close the studio. They’re looking for someone to take over for Pirates of the Burning Sea. If not, it’s probably curtains for the game.
Come September 30th, they’ll be withdrawing from the game, but they’re also on the lookout for anyone else who may be willing to take over. If they can find one soon, who knows, maybe the game won’t even need to be shut down.