Ubisoft has revealed that Darkworks, an independent development studio in Paris, will hand over the project to Ubi's Shanghai team.
The publisher says in order to meet a new deadline and because of Darkworks "having other obligations", they both "mutually decided" to reallocate I Am Alive to another studio team.
"In order to respect the new launch date for this ambitious title, and Darkworks having other obligations, we have mutually decided to complete development of I Am Alive at Ubisoft Shanghai, as the two studios have collaborated on aspects of the title over the past year," stated Ubisoft.
"The team at Darkworks has respected its contractual obligations on the project and will be a part of the success of the game when it launches."
Ubisoft Shangai is responsible for the recent Tom Clancy's EndWar as well as handling projects within the Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon franchises. I Am Alive is due sometime before March 2010 in order to make this fiscal year for Ubi.
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