Bizarre Creations says goodbye with farewell video
Liverpool developer Bizarre Creations closes today – leaving a legacy of much-loved franchises and titles.
A video, entitled "Farewell Bizarre...it's been an absolute pleasure!", was put together by Bizarre's video editor Eamon Urtone. It references many of Bizarre's games, including Project Gotham Racing 4, Geometry Wars and The Club.
"Dedicated to all the talented guys & girls at Bizarre Creations," reads the video's subheading.
Bizarre began life in 1994. In November 2010 owner Activision announced its intent to offload the developer, citing poor sales of racing title Blur.
"Bizarre is a very talented team of developers, however, because of the broader economic factors impacting the market, we are exploring our options regarding the future of the studio, including a potential sale of the business," said a statement released at that time.
However, no buyer came forward and last month its imminent termination was confirmed.
Activision exec Coddy Johnson explained that the publisher had "explored a lot of leads – pretty much anyone you can imagine in the industry. But unfortunately, so far we've not been able to find any interested parties. So we've made as a last resort, a recommendation to the team for closure."