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Ex-FreeStyleGames devs found new studio SlingShot Cartel

Two of the founders of Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames have set-up a new studio. Called SlingShot Cartel, the outfit has been launched by Jamie Jackson and Dave Osbourn. Also joining the duo former FreeStyleGames senior execs Gareth Morrison and Jonathan Napier. The firm is working on two games at …

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Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames departs Activision for Ubisoft

Ubisoft has acquired DJ Hero and Guitar Hero Live studio FreeStyleGames from Activision. The UK studio, based in Leamington Spa, will be renamed Ubisoft Leamington and will be headed up by Richard Blenkinsop, the new managing director at Ubisoft Reflections. Announced via blog post on Ubisoft’s website, Ubisoft Leamington will …

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Rare picks up ex-Lionhead and FreeStyleGames staff

British outlet Rare has furthered strengthened its workforce by picking up devs from studios struck by layoffs and closures. Ted Timmins will lead up PC design and development at Rare, having formerly lead design atrecently deceased studio Lionhead, as well as Another Place Productions. Among the most recent engineering additions …

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Opinion: Guitar Hero and Rock Band struggles highlight PS4 and Xbox One’s biggest challenge

If you’re a fan of plastic instruments, the last week’s headlines haven’t made pleasant reading. First, Activision announced it would be ‘restructuring’ (read: making a lot of redundancies) its FreeStyleGames Studio – the makers of Guitar Hero Live. Then, yesterday, Harmonix’s crowd-funding effort for Rock Band 4 on PC failed. …

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Activision to restructure Guitar Hero developer FreeStyleGames

Activision has confirmed that it will restructure Guitar Hero developer FreeStyleGames, but is looking to rehouse staff where it can. The team, which has also worked on DJ Hero and Call of Duty Online, recently completed work on the new Guitar Hero Live project. Activision didn’t give any details about …

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