UK-based developer Codemasters is closing its Malta studio, responsible for F2P CCG Battle Decks, to refocus its efforts on racing games.
According to Eurogamer, the decision has come about following both Battle Decks and console game Overlord: Fellowship of Evil failing to meet internal expectations.
"While it's been great to explore projects outside of racing, we know that our hearts belong to racing in all its many glorious forms," a spokesperson told Eurogamer.
"We've recently announced that Micro Machines will come to mobile and we have a strong road map ahead of us that keeps racing as its razor focus."
"With Battle Decks' development complete, we're saying goodbye to Malta and looking to fold talent from its 11-person team into our most successful studios here in the UK as we double-down on racing to develop future titles that will demonstrate our absolute commitment to the category."
Battle Decks, published by EA subsidiary Chillingo, will continue to be available despite the studio's closure.