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Underground Development headlines

  • Report: Luxoflux and Underground Development closed, RedOctane layoffs

    Looks like more than just Neversoft and Radical felt the sting of layoffs following a meeting with Activision yesterday. According to reports, Luxoflux and Underground Development, the studio responsible for Guitar Hero: Van Halen and BMX XXX, were both closed completely.

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  • Activision rubbishes Infinity Ward CoD dominance story

    An Activision spokesperson has rubbished a story this morning that claimed Infinity Ward was be the sole developer of Call of Duty games from herein. From Eurogamer: A spokesperson for the publisher told Eurogamer it was a total fabrication, and that Treyarch and Infinity Ward would still alternately create instalments in the shooter series. The […]

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  • Infinity Ward takes control of Call of Duty, says site

    Next-Gen’s reporting that Infinity Ward may have taken complete control of Call of Duty development, a contract change that could have ticked the last box on the decision to close Underground Development. According to the site, a source claims that Treyarch – the developer of Call of Duty 3 and 5 – has now been […]

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  • Activision confirms Underground Development closure

    According to this GI report, Activision is definitely closing Underground Development after it finished the PS3 port of Quake Wars, as was rumoured last night. “Activision is closing its Foster City development studio which had less than 45 employees,” said an Activision spokesperson. “We are currently making efforts to find opportunities for all employees at […]

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  • Z-Axis renamed to Underground Development

    Says so here. The studio was acquired by Activision in 2002 having previously worked on such gems as BMX XXX for Acclaim. Since being bought, the studio’s released one title, X-Men: The Official Game. It was named as handling the PS3 conversion of Quake Wars last year, but there’s been no update on the project’s […]

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