Activison is closing down its Neversoft studio, and the current staff will join Infinity Ward to form what Activision is calling a “super-studio”.
Neversoft are best known for the Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero series’, but did work alongside Infinity Ward for Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Giant Bomb cited an Activision memo where the CEO, Eric Hirschberg revealed the news.
“As you know, Neversoft and Infinity Ward teamed up for the development of Call of Duty: Ghosts,” wrote Hirshberg.
“Through that process, it became clear that the two studios have very complementary skill sets. Between these two excellent studios, it seemed like a single ‘super-studio’ could emerge.”
“We are merging these two very talented teams and obviously had to choose a name for the combined studio. Since the Infinity Ward brand is indelibly tied to the Call of Duty franchise, it is the sensible choice. While it will be strange to not see the Neversoft logo on future games, the important things, which are the Neversoft team’s talent, creativity, professionalism and commitment to creative excellence, all remain unchanged as part of this new chapter.”
The news was then confirmed by Infinity Ward on Twitter:
“We’re thrilled about our merger with @Neversoft! The entire team is excited about the future.”