Neversoft gets folded into Infinity Ward
Neversoft, the studio responsible for numerous classic Tony Hawk's Skateboarding and Guitar Hero games has now been folded into Call Of Duty creators Infinity Ward.
In recent years Activision has shifted focus away from the Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero franchises leaving Neversoft working on content for the Call Of Duty games.
An internal memo from Activision obtained by gaming site Giant Bomb circulated by Publishing CEO Eric Hirschberg has spoken of his excitement on Neversoft and Infinity Ward merging to become a super-studio.
"As you know, Neversoft and Infinity Ward teamed up for the development of Call of Duty: Ghosts," Hirshberg explained. "And through that process, it became clear that the two studios have very complementary skill sets. Between these two excellent studios, it seemed like a single 'super-studio' could emerge."
He went on, "While it will be strange to not see the Neversoft logo on future games, the important things--which are the Neversoft team's talent, creativity, professionalism and commitment to creative excellence--all remain unchanged as part of this new chapter."
Since the memo first emerged Infinity Ward has confirmed the merger on Twitter saying, “We're thrilled about our merger with @Neversoft! The entire team is excited about the future”.
Thanks GamesIndustry International.