This is just heart breaking, it really is.
We’ve got good news and bad news coming in in light of the recent merger between Activision and Vivendi.
The good news is that Activision has announced that it will be keeping six of Vivendi’s game franchises: Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age, Spyro the Dragon, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Prototype (still in development), and a yet-to-be-identified title also under works.
The bad news: Activision further confirmed to GameSpot that the five titles mentioned are the only ones the company will be publishing. Vivendi’s operations are being streamlined to help the company focus on the five franchises in Activision’s plans. To this end, Radical Entertainment and High Moon Studios are expected to experience realigned staffing.
Activision is also exploring several options regarding Massive Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, Vivendi Games Mobile, and Sierra Online which may including closing down or selling the four studios. Here is a list of some of the titles that are now in limbo following Activision’s announcement:
* Brutal Legend
* Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
* World at Conflict: Soviet Assault
* 50 Cent Blood on the Sand
* Zombie Wranglers
* Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
* several Xbox Live Arcade titles
“We are reviewing our options regarding those titles that we will not be publishing,” said the Activision representative during the GameSpot inquiry. Sad news indeed for the readers, though we remind you that Activision did not explicitly say anything regarding game cancellation.
Now the developers for Ghostbusters has already came out and said it is surely coming out and I really hope so because that game looks hot.