Ubisoft Acquires FreeStyle Games from Activision

Ubisoft acquired a new studio this week – FreeStyle Games from Activision. Freestyle Games’ previous work includes the recent Guitar Hero Live and SiNG Party. Ubisoft announced that the studio will be renamed Ubisoft Leamington and will work with Ubisoft’s Reflections team who have contributed on games like The Crew and The Division.

In a blog post announcing the acquisition, it was mentioned that Ubisoft Leamington will work with Reflections studios and other international studios to “develop AAA games.”

Eurogamer reached out to Activision in regards to Guitar Hero Live which has been pitched as a platform for the franchise and they were given the following statement:

“Activision Blizzard remains fully committed to the UK games industry, and our teams based across the UK. The Guitar Hero TV platform will continue to be supported by Activision Publishing.”

It sounds like a bit of a shakeup for a couple studios, but this is better news than the usual studio closures.

Source: Ubisoft Blog

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

Just a nerd from the Windy City. I’m actually really bad at describing myself because I get all self-critical and self-conscious. Follow me on Twitter, @The1stMJC, to see my borderline insane rants on tv shows and other non important subjects. If I’m not tweeting I’m probably just watching Buffy or Firefly for the millionth time.

Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook
  • I hope they can create something cool for UbiSoft. As much as I loved Guitar Hero Live, the number of songs coming to the platform in the past 6 months or so has been significantly less compared to the first 6 months or so, and way behind Rock Band 4. Which is a huge shame.

    • MJC

      For sure, I highly doubt Activision will support GHL for much longer. I’m just happy that the studio seems to be staying intact. Hopefully they get to do more than pump out Just Dance games or something.