The company Empire Interactive (EI), responsible for Pipemania and FlatOut, could become the next victim of the financial crisis. MCVUK reports that the British studio will soon be deprived of all their staff - they fired. Other sources, invoked by Joystiq, they say that Empire is in a difficult financial situation, as well as retail chains are still not done paying for some products EI. Since March 2009 negotiations on the purchase of the company, but the customer concerned and did not appear. Just the sad news. In the meantime, owners of Empire - Silverstar Holdings - has refuted all of this information. In particular, the leaders say that all developers are not dismissed, but some losses still will be. In any event, we very much doubt that this summer we are destined to see the Animal Paradise Wild and You Can Draw.