Bizarre Creations Officially Closes This Friday
Written Tuesday, February 15, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
With Activision initially looking into the possibility of selling troubled studio, Bizarre Creations, the outlook didn't look completely bleak for the Liverpool-based developer, but with the publisher later recommending that the studio finally close its doors, any hope that it would continue to operate disappeared. And on Friday, 18th February that will officially be the case, as Bizarre Creations shuts down and will cease to exist for good.
Develop reports that sources inside Bizarre seem positive regarding the way in which Activision is conducting the closure, although it's also said that the publisher "meddled" in certain projects and failed to support games with the level of marketing they required. Blur and James Bond: Blood Stone's recent poor performance at retail reflect this.
Famed for its racing titles such as Project Gotham Racing, Blur and Metropolis Street Racer on Dreamcast as well as its not-so-good action games like The Club and the recent 007 romp, Blood Stone, there's no doubt that the 200-strong UK developer will be sorely missed.
[Via Game Informer]