Annapurna Interactive was founded in 2016, and since then has helped publish some of the most notable games the indie scene has produced, from What Remains of Edith Finch and Gorogoa to the Outer Wilds and the upcoming Telling Lies. Its parent company, film studio Annapurna Pictures, has reportedly begun to explore bankruptcy, but the game publishing branch assures fans that “we’re not going anywhere.”
On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter published news that Annapurna Pictures “has retained a law firm to explore bankruptcy protection.” For its part, the company says its owners are “in negotiations to restructure their deals with the banks. They remain in full support of the company and are dedicated to Annapurna’s future.”
Either way, Annapurna Interactive has spent the past few days assuring fans on Twitter that “we’re not going anywhere.” Also, “we good.” The company also says it has “a lot of unannounced stuff” in the pipe, in addition to several previously announced titles that are on the way.
Annapurna hasn’t provided concrete detail on what any of this will mean for the future of the company – but, then, all the details are likely still in flux, even behind the scenes.
In an email obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, founder Megan Ellison tells employees that “We have a lot of exciting things on the horizon and I have no doubt all of our hard work will continue to show Annapurna’s unique and powerful place in this industry.”