Eidos Hungary

Eidos Hungary (formerly Mithis Entertainment) was a Hungarian video game developer based in Budapest, Hungary. The company was founded as Mithis Entertainment, by Róbert Sugár on 20 November 2002. Between 2002 and 2006, the studio produced Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (2004), a strategy video game, and Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars (2005), a shooter game. In 2006, British video game publisher Eidos Interactive acquired Mithis Entertainment and renamed it Eidos Hungary. Following the acquisition, Eidos Hungary went on to work on real-time tactics games Battlestations: Midway (2007) and Battlestations: Pacific (2009).

Eidos Hungary Kft.
FormerlyMithis Entertainment Kft. (2002–2006)
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
FateDissolved by parent
Founded20 November 2002; 18 years ago (2002-11-20)
FounderRóbert Sugár
DefunctOctober 2009 (2009-10)
Headquarters,
Key people
Attila Söröss (head of studio)
Products
ParentSquare Enix Europe (2006–2009)

On 19 April 2010, Square Enix Europe confirmed that they had shut down Eidos Hungary in October 2009, due to the discontinuation of the Battlestations franchise.[1] The CEO of Square Enix Europe, Phil Rogers, said “We were pleased with Eidos Hungary, but I think we realised that to be first or best in the RTS genre was going to be really challenging. It wasn’t necessarily something we were going to win”.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Crossley, Rob (19 April 2010). "Square Enix comes clean on cuts and closure". Develop. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Battlestations dev Eidos Hungary shut down last year, says Square Enix". VG247. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2020.