Bye, Bizarre Creations.
A Bizarre Goodbye
This is bullshit. A talented development studio like this, and there's not a single publisher that could've saved them? Between PGR, Geometry Wars, and Blur, these guys...
...I just have no faith in the video game industry when shit like this is allowed to happen.
Activision, as Ryan has already said, if you continue as you already are going you'll lose the trust of most, if not all, Developers and will start to see your reward reduce dramatically because the studio that is producing the "next big thing" won't want to work for you.
They will only work with you ONLY if you change your ways and allow them to control when they make a sequel/if they make a sequel at all, or just make new and very different games instead.
Money is all well and good in business, but loyalty from a youthful and freely-reigned horse/developer (as this metephor goes) will continue to nourish and prosper far better than smithing the horse/developer at both ends of his talents till there's nothing left except a tired and bitter shell.
Nurture him/her, allow them freedom of choice, make sure they listen to suggestion but don't force their hands if they completely disagree with how you think their game should be changed. They know better than you for you are solely a man of the stock-market and they are the artists and video-game lovers of a long time.
The work of happy passion filled people will increase your profits far more than secondary payed slavery.
Leave the bees to their bonnet.
fuck activision up their asses. They bought Bizarre to do F1 games, but were too fucking cheap/stupid to then actually acquire the license over Codemasters.
Hopefully the industry will pick these talented people back up. They made some incredible games and essentially put XBLA on the map with geometry wars.
wHY OH WHY OH DID YOU GO TO aCTIVISON! pgr WAS IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN. tHEY HAD SO MUCH MORE TO GIVE XBOX PLAYERS BUT INSTEAD WENT TO aCTIVISION AND WERE PUT ON GAMES TO APPEAL TO THE MASSES AND ALL THE PASSION WAS LOST FROM THEIR GAMES.
yEAH I HAD CAPSLOCKS ON BUT I'M TOO UPSET TO CARE
A Date which will live out in infamy . A Date in which our biggest threat, Activision killed a developer that was good. A date to say "F**k you Activision, F**k you to killing Bizzare Creations!". PGR, Geometry Wars, and Blur are gone but not forgotten. You have killed on of my favorite developer. After Black Ops, I will not buy another activison game again until the day Bobby Kotick dies of old age.
RIP Bizarre, it was a great run. I hope from the bottom of my heart that each and every developer from bizarre finds a new job, a dream job and soon. Bizarre has achieved things other developers only aspire to and they deserve better. Good luck devs and God speed.
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