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Ubisoft Vancouver And Hudsonsoft Close

RIP Bomberman.

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.

Source: Game Informer / Andriasang

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14 Comments
  1. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Shame about Hudsonsoft – Bomberman was amazing, and I played it to death on my Sega Saturn. Is there a PSN version…I would have thought an online PSN version with 8-10 players would have been ideal!

    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 10:24.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      there is a psn Bomberman game, it’s pretty good actually.

      Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 10:25.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Cool thanks, is it HD or a PSOne classic? And does it have multiplayer? Sorry for all the questions!! I loved the old ones with the various power-ups and Dinosaurs!

        Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 10:29.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        IT does have multilpayer, and its a new version specifically for the PSN. Has loads of game modes.

        Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 10:44.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        AWESOME. Thanks – that’s getting purchased. The store updates of late have been pretty boring for me, so I’ll have something to buy! :)

        Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 10:54.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        you can design your own bomber as well.
        this video shows some of the options.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iilpILXy72Y

        suddenly i want to start playing this game again.

        Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 12:16.
    • Porcupine_I
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      it’s HD and it has online Multiplayer

      Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 10:39.
    • FluBBa
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      It also has support for 7 players locally.

      Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 13:26.
  2. Omac_brother
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    Should we keep a tally of how many studios close this year? Ive got 5 so far.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 10:59.
  3. JBoo
    Banned
    Since: Oct 2011

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 11:03.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      I don’t get your complaints that certain trophy isn’t stupid its hilarous or even music wouldn’t be a issue?

      Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 12:03.
  4. gaffers101
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    I take back the cheaky comment I made on another story about it being a tuff job in the games industy.
    It must be pretty stressfull for these guys and girls at the moment with all these studio closures.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 12:14.
  5. Crocadillian
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    The 2012 developer death count now stands at 3 (with one being “restructured” *cough*), and it’s only been 3 weeks. I hope this won’t be a continuing trend this year, :/.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 23:00.
  6. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Hearing about this too often now :/

    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 23:42.

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