America's Army studio shut

But the free-to-play military sim continues despite layoffs

The US army has closed the doors at the California-based studio responsible for America's Army.

A number of developers were laid off this week following the release of PC military sim America's Army 3, with future developments of the free-to-play series, which is used as a recruitment tool, having been shifted to the army's Redstone Arsenal post in Alabama.


"This consolidation will allow us to gain efficiencies between our public and government applications," a spokesperson said. "We appreciate all the hard work that every member of the America's Army team has contributed to the project, and we look forward to delivering future America's Army game releases in the months ahead."

It says that it "creates and distributes America's Army so that young Americans can virtually explore soldiering in the US army like soldiers experience it - as individuals and as members of teams," reports ShackNews.