Activision is set to announce soon that they are laying the Guitar Hero franchise to rest, as well as cancelling True Crime: Hong Kong, and laying off several at DJ Hero developers, Freestyle.

Contrary to reports although Activision is cancelling their in-development game with United Front, True Crime: Hong Kong, they’re not closing down the developers doors… simply because they don’t own them.

Reports from Eurogamer and GamesIndustry say that Activision plan to focus on their three major franchises—Call of Duty, StarCraft and World of WarCraft.

More on this to come.

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3 Responses so far.

  1. digit says:

    @Kyle Gaddo Couldn’t united front games technically just release the true crime hong kong game with a different publisher and a different game name ?

    Michael O'Connor   [ 22:59, February 9th, 2011 ]

    @digit, Depends on the contract. It could be using software owned by Activision, or middle-ware licensed to the company, or any other number of complicated reason.

    I feel bad for those guys especially. The game was pretty damn far in development. I had a chance to look at it behind closed doors myself at E3 last year, and it was looking damn impressive.

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