FreeStyle Games “actively working with Activision” over future

Thursday, 10th February 2011 14:54 GMT By Johnny Cullen

DJ Hero developer FreeStyle Games has released a statement, confirming that no jobs have been cut at the developer to date and were looking at its options.

“We’re actively working with Activision on various options going forward for the studio. No decisions have been taken at this stage,” said the studio in a statement attributed to founders David Osbourn, Chris Lee and Jamie Jackson.

“We appreciate everyone’s support through this process and will be as open and transparent as possible as soon as we know more.”

It comes after Activision pulled the plug on the DJ Hero business unit and canned development on the 2011 edition of the series alongside canning Guitar Hero.

“Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s DJ Hero business unit and discontinue development on its DJ Hero game for 2011,” read a statement on the game’s official Facebook page.

“These decisions are based on the desire to focus on the greatest opportunities that the company currently has to create the world’s best interactive entertainment experiences.”

The first DJ Hero launched in 2009. A subsequent sequel followed a year later. Both were critically recieved, but didn’t do as well in terms of sales




  1. Blerk

    Good news that no jobs have gone (yet).

    Good luck with your forthcoming Call of Duty spin-off, Freestyle! ;-)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Massive shame to see DJ Hero go out the window as well, and in such a short time too. DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2 were fantastic titles.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I’m surprised to see they’re not doing any more DLC either. I thought they’d continue with that in the short term at least.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Captain Fruitloop

    Are they working with Acti on this in the same way that Bizarre Creations were?

    You know, two months before Acti shut the place and walked away?

    #4 4 years ago

    Bizarre hasn’t shut yet.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Captain Fruitloop

    Bizarre’s shut. The company email addys were switched off the other week, and the staff reduncancy party was just last night.

    #6 4 years ago

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