A good amount of them shutdown around the financial crash of 08' The rest was pretty bad studios to begin with (shouldn't have purchased) Lionhead was Molyneaux's fault IMO - guy was a walking ego and a moron - kept pushing projects to big to finalize Bungie was made a global success by Microsoft despite what they claim. They'd never have made Halo as big or widespread on their own. They were naive to not have generated a better agreement regarding the distribution of royalties for the franchise; that was pure business - their fault you cannot blame enterprise for doing what it does. They're fine now, people act like they ended up terribly. 343 is doing just fine. Obsidian got purchased backed and was able to come back to the scene with the Outer Worlds. MS partnered with them and provided that opportunity - granted Obsidian worked hard and created the game. Let's drop the revisionist history bs.