Given that Maelstrom Games have publicly blamed Wayland Games for their troubles it is no surprise that Wayland have responded. It seems that Wayland have offered to buy Maelstrom Games twice this year in their words to protect us the customers and the supply chain. Go HERE to read the response.
Reading between the lines Wayland wanted to expand by getting Maelstroms customers and was prepared to buy them and take on their debts. This would have been a great acquisition for them and I assume they did their home work and it would be worth their while. However Maelstrom ignored both e-mails (why e-mail and not phone calls????) so in a bid to force the owners hand they bought the debt and then called in the total debt which Wayland knew they could not honour. This is fairly normal practise in business when you have a competitor in trouble. It is not Wayland doing everyone a favour as they try to make out in their version of events. Not that I am blaming Wayland or hold their actions against them but the idea that somehow they are a knight on a white steed makes me want to puke and laugh in turns.
Maelstrom though are not playing ball, rather than sell up to Wayland obviously they have taken the route of accepting the closure of their business but it seems to me that they still intend to trade by reinventing them selves as Eye of the Storm. I can't see Wayland pumping in so much money (I am assuming they bought the £99,700 odd debt for far less, if not then they are mugs). Expect a few months of interesting events, the only question is will it continue to be rather open or more restrained?