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DJ Hero Dev FreeStyleGames Confirms New Project
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Things were looking a little precarious for DJ Hero developer FreeStyleGames as Activision shelved the record-spinning franchise back in February, but the studio has today confirmed to VG247 that it's working on an "innovative" new project despite having to cut 35 staff from its workforce.

“Over the past three months we have examined a number of options for our studio’s future with Activision,” said FreeStyle's 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. We’d like to thank the team, our fans, the media and the video game industry at large for their support during this period.”

However, Design Director David Osbourn noted that around 35 job roles at FreeStyle will be adversely affected: “We envisage that approximately 35 roles will be impacted and are consulting with the studio to offer tools and resources, including outplacement counseling services and career fairs etc to those employees affected,” he said. “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.”

Still, it must be nice for FreeStyleGames to now feel back on solid ground following the canning of the DJ Hero series. What the studios new project will be is currently under wraps however, but it's possible that something could emerge from E3. We'll keep our eyes and ears open.


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Comment #1 by Wing X Custom
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 09:14:48 AM
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lol that's Just ugly activision.

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Comment #2 by iBeatStuffUp
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 09:17:29 AM
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lol why are they still doing this

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Comment #3 by BADFELLA
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 09:21:22 AM
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hmmm...wonder wots next kinnect hero 8)

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Comment #4 by xXmyxxmastaXx
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 09:25:50 AM
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Activision MILKS more than dairy farmers!

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Comment #5 by strawberry
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 09:35:50 AM
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lol Activision is really trying to piss everyone off today eh? lol ahahaha

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Comment #6 by QKT
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 09:56:12 AM
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consult consult consult fire.

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Comment #7 by Epic Gamer Will
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 09:56:32 AM
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Kinect Hero. Compatible with Kinect.

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Comment #8 by Blitz MMCCV
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 10:24:36 AM
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Kinect Hero sounds awesome i reckon that would be a great concept lol.

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Comment #9 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 10:35:05 AM
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Kinect Hero. Compatible with Kinect. ONLY ON K1N3CT.


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Comment #10 by luffybuggy
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 10:49:07 AM
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Nice I actually like dj hero more than guitar hero anyway

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Comment #11 by dave2007
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 11:58:28 AM
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How is it milking when we dont even know what they are working on?

OT: Glad they managed to keep themselves going even if they had to let some people go.

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Comment #12 by Crimson Ridley
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 12:07:26 PM
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With the way they've worded it all, it shatters all hope of DJ Hero 3. :( I really want DJ Hero 3.

Don't make a Kinect game, I can't be arsed to move the couch... or stand up for that matter.

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Comment #13 by Chaosflare
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 12:36:38 PM
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Just make something absolutely new and I'll be happy.

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Comment #14 by LolMunnchy
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 02:11:26 PM
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I'm looking forward to see what they come up with. Regardless of what happened in febuary, i'm glad to hear the studio is still intact.

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Comment #15 by Hawkeye1691
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 09:14:03 PM
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I'm actually surprised they canned the DJH franchise. I thought it sold rather well...

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Comment #16 by CheeseMonkey18
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 10:07:02 PM
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These games seem cool...but I'm not sure if I'll ever try it.

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Comment #17 by LolMunnchy
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 03:37:27 AM
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@ 15

It actually did worse than the other music games released last year, which is a shame, because it was one of the best.

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Comment #18 by ViNyLek
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 01:03:24 PM
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Never had much interest in Dj Hero. Le's hope their next project manages to pick my interest:-)

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Comment #19 by dp4043
Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 09:23:18 PM
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DubStep Hero Would Be Sick Lol

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