|DJ Hero's Freestyle Games stays open, has "innovative project"|
|Posted: 31.05.2011 13:06 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
Publisher Activision won't be turning away from Freestyle Games, developer of DJ Hero, as the UK studio gets a "new, innovative project" to chew on with 75 devs.
Meanwhile 35 placements have been cut back. They're still in the "consultation process" and so can't discuss their new project; still a "strong partnership" with Acti.
No more free falling for Freestyle Games as their future gets bright with another project. "Over the past three months we have examined a number of options for our studio's future with Activision," said creative director Jamie Jackson.
"Today we are excited to share with our fans and community the news that we will continue our strong partnership with Activision, with work starting on a new, innovative project."
"While we are still in a consultation process with the studio, we cannot release details about the project we will be working on but we look forward to sharing more information in the coming months," they continued.
"We'd like to thank the team, our fans, the media and the video game industry at large for their support during this period." Not everyone escaped the period of limbo for the studio however as 35 jobs have been cut from the employee roster.
"We envisage that approximately 35 roles will be impacted and are consulting with the studio to offer tools and resources, including outplacement counselling services and career fairs etc to those employees affected," said design director David Osbourn.
"Although we will be really sorry to lose members of the Freestyle Games family we have no doubt that their talents will be in high demand throughout the industry."
Have you played Freestyle and Activision's DJ Hero, videogamer? The studio's future was jeopardised as Activision announced an 'end' to its music games division.