Bizarre founder admits Activision unease

Ben Parfitt
Bizarre founder admits Activision unease

The founder of abandoned studio Bizarre Creations has broken silence on the swift collapse of the longstanding Liverpool stronghold.

Martyn Chudley, who established Bizarre in 1995, that the studio’s culture had been tainted after publishing empire Activision acquired the group in 2007.

“We were always proudly independent," he told Edge However, when Activision took over, we really felt that they would leave our culture alone, and for a while it was fine, but slowly the feeling did start to change.

“We weren’t an independent studio making ‘our’ games anymore – we were making games to fill slots. Although we did all believe in them, they were more the products of committees and analysts. The culture we’d worked on for so long gradually eroded just enough so that it wasn’t ‘ours’ anymore.”

Develop has the full story.

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