Report: Bizarre has “multiple parties interested” in it

Wednesday, 17th November 2010 19:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


An anonymous staff member over at Bizarre Creations has said several companies are showing interest in purchasing the developer from Activision, since it was revealed the firm had put the developer on a 90-day notice.

Speaking with Develop, the staffer told the site studio management held a second meeting with staff, and said all may not be so glum as previously thought.

“That meeting really lifted the mood here, I think, because we’ve been told that there’s multiple parties interested in buying us,” said the source. “We are still on consultation for ninety days, but things look much better than they did last night or this morning. Things here are changing at such a quick pace.”

The source didn’t name interested parties, because – “he doesn’t want to take risks by naming companies that seem eager to step in and save the studio”, said Develop, but a separate conversation revealed Microsoft “showing an interest”.

“Microsoft aren’t stupid,” he said, “they know we’re talented and have spoken to Activision about us.”

Hopefully there’s a happy ending for the 200 or so employees soon.



  1. Erthazus

    Probably Microsoft for the upcoming PGR and thats cool.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Maximum Unreal

    @1 not to say that Microsoft need more exclusives for 360 but maybe come to PC now with re-boot of Games For Windows…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Rah_Xephon

    Good luck to everyone there, hopefully it’ll work out for them. Maybe EA should step in!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. cookiejar

    Even though I shudder at Microsoft acquisitions, anything to get them back on a new PGR would be good.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    Not sure if MS would want to acquire them. It doesn’t fit with their form this generation. I would see them preferring to help fund a new studio from the remnants and use them to reboot PGR but not actually own them. Less risk for them.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Zurtech

    Good luck to all at BC, I REALLY hope they stay in the business. ^_^

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Tallon 4

    Let;s hope MS helps them out. They deserve it!!

    #7 4 years ago

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