In 2009 Ubisoft bought developers Action Pants and re-branded the studio as Ubisoft Vancouver. The team began to specialise in sports games including Motionsports Adrenaline and that rather disastrous Pure Football.
Ubisoft has now closed down the studio as they ‘haven’t found the right formula for success for the talented team there.’
Meanwhile, over in Japan, Konami has announced the final days of Hudsonsoft. The studio was acquired by Konami in 2005 after it ran into financial difficulties and on March 1st 2012, Hudsonsoft will no longer exist.
All assets merged in to Konami Digital Entertainment and what remains of Hudsosoft will be tasked with creating content for mobile phones.