Report: Bizarre Creations will close on Friday

Monday, 14 February 2011 18:15 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Develop’s reporting that UK developer Bizarre Creations will cease to exist this Friday, February 18.

In a lengthy obituary to the outfit, the site notes that Bizarre made around 20 games over 15 years, growing to around 200 staff at its peak.

The studio officially formed in 1994 under the Bizarre Creations brand, but was actually formed by owner Martyn Chudley in 1988.

Activision confirmed last November that Bizarre staff had entered the consultancy period required by UK law to close a company.

The company said it was seeking a buyer for the firm at the time, and accused naysayers of “wallowing in the worst possible outcome” on the issue.

Several buyers were reportedly interested in the developer, but news came last month that Activision has recommended closure.

Bizarre Creations will be most fondly known for the Metropolis Street Racer series. It sold to Activision in 2007.

To the Liverpool massive: we salute you.