Speaking to VG247, FreeStyle Games studio director Jamie Jackson confirmed that his team are working on a new project, but the team confirmed that 35 staff have been let go.
“Over the past three months we have examined a number of options for our studio’s future with Activision,” said Jackson. “Today we are excited to share with our fans and community the news that we will continue our strong partnership with Activision, with work starting on a new, innovative project.”
Jackson declined to discuss what the project was, whilst Design Direct David Osbourn said that despite surviving the Activision cutbacks (especially with regards to music games) 35 jobs have been made redundant.
“We envisage that approximately 35 roles will be impacted and are consulting with the studio to offer tools and resources,” said Osbourn, “including outplacement counseling services and career fairs etc to those employees affected.”
“Although we will be really sorry to lose members of the Freestyle Games family we have no doubt that their talents will be in high demand throughout the industry.”