Rumours were bouncing around yesterday evening that the publisher gamers love to hate, Activision, is to close the doors of developer Bizarre Creations due to poor sales performance on Blur and 007 Blood Stone, causing the redundancy of their 200 or so staff.
Bizarre Creations were bought by Activision in 2007 and are the talent behind the fabulous PGR series and one of the greatest games on XBLA: Geometry Wars. According to Shacknews, Activision released the following statement to them on the matter:
Over the past three years since our purchase of Bizarre Creations, the fundamentals of the racing genre have changed significantly. Although we made a substantial investment in creating a new IP, Blur, it did not find a commercial audience. Bizarre is a very talented team of developers, however, because of the broader economic factors impacting the market, we are exploring our options regarding the future of the studio, including a potential sale of the business.
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( Source: Shacknews )