Team Bondi Facing Closure

Ever since L.A Noire was released, Team Bondi, the guys and gals who helped Rockstar make the game, have been hit with scandals, shocking allegations of working conditions and how staff are treated, but now it seems they will be closing their doors forever.

All the paper work for getting the money owed to the creditors have been handed into the Australian Securities and Investments Comission, including a liquidator. The International Game Developers Association were keeping tabs on the team following credit omissions and other mistreatment of staff, but with them looking to not see Hallowe’en, let alone Christmas, any further punishment and investigation may be dropped.

This will not effect the PC port of L.A. Noire, which is being done by Rockstar Leeds, with the copyright of the game laying with Rockstar themselves, so a sequel is also still possible.

(Source: Gamespot )

4 thoughts on “Team Bondi Facing Closure”

    1. They forced their workers to have 130+ hour work weeks with no overtime for over a year straight and the manager is hailed as an obsessed slave driver who is unwilling to listen to reason if it conflicts with his ‘vision’…
      Yeah, no matter how good your game is- if you do what Team Bondi’s management did you’re not going to find work again since publishers agree with the general opinion that treatment of staff that borderlines on slave labor is bad, at least once you get caught doing it.

      1. “the manager is hailed as an obsessed slave driver who is unwilling to listen to reason if it conflicts with his ‘vision’…”

        At least the game didn’t turn out like the Star Wars Prequels…

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