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7 Studios confirms closure by Activision

7 Studios, which Activision acquired in 2009, has been disbanded following the announcement last night the firm was canning music game development.

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7 Studios headlines

  • Activision lays off 30 staffers from newly-purchased 7-Studios

    According to reports, Activision has laid-off approximately 30 staffers from newly acquired 7-Studios. Kotaku says that the 30 staffers let go make up half of the firm’s employees. “Since the completion of its acquisition by Activision, 7 Studios has realigned its business to focus its development resources on the music genre,” said Activision in a […]

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  • Court again orders 7 Studios to hand over source code to Scratch

    Los Angeles County Superior Court has once again ordered 7 Studios to relinquish the source code for its game engine over to Scratch: The Ultimate DJ’s developers. Reiterating the April 20 ruling which prevents 7 Studios from discussing the Scratch DJ project with any other company, including Activision, the judge in the case sided once […]

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  • 7 Studios counter-sues Genius in Scratch legal spat

    Fucking handbags. 7 Studios – read “Activision” – has counter-sued Genius over Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, claiming the developer has engaged in a “textbook case of unlawful and unsavory business practices.” It wants $1 million in damages. Genius has already sued Acti and 7 Studios over Scratch, claiming they conspired to delay the game in […]

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  • Acti ordered to return Scratch code to Genius

    Activision has been ordered to return code for Scratch: The Ultimate DJ to developer Genius. The ruling came as part of the same hearing that said last week that there “no evidence of wrongdoing” on the part of Activision in the case. “There is evidence that…7 Studios has a duty to return the work product, […]

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  • Brash sued by developers for non-payment

    According to this Variety report, now-defunct Brash is being sued by developers 7 Studios and Zootfly for non-payment. They’re not chasing a tenner, either. From the piece: L.A.-based 7 Studios says Brash owes it $468,000 for its work on “9,” an adaptation of an upcoming animated film from Focus Features produced by Tim Burton (one […]

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