For some reason this game came to mind today. They have had a very unusual history.
Developed by Flying Labs they went under Sony Online’s infamous umbrella and in an unprecedented move, they freed themselves and are now on their own and according to this State of the Game they appear to be on the road to making the game what they want it to be once more.
In the current environment where smaller companies can make a go of it, maybe this will be an even more fascinating story in the future as they rebuild. Yo ho.