Huge cuts expected at Activision

Ben Parfitt
Huge cuts expected at Activision

[Update: Activision has confirmed around 500 job losses.]

Publisher Activision will later today announce severe and sweeping cuts across its global organisation, reports claim.

The Call Of Duty owner is thought will make an unknown number of staff at London and Leamington Spa studio FreeStyleGames redundant, while the future of Canadian studio United Front is also in doubt.

Eurogamer understands that the Guitar Hero franchise will be abolished completely – a move which casts doubts over Activision’s subsidiary studio Vicarious Visions, which was handed development duties on the series last year.

The upcoming True Crime project, in development at United Front, is said will not make it to retail.

Activision has not verified the claims, though it is believed the company will do so tonight during a quarterly financial report to investors.

Story originally published on Develop

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