'Tony Hawk' studio Neversoft merges with Infinity Ward

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
May 5, 2014
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  1. Neversoft Entertainment, the developer behind the Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk franchises, is closing its doors and will be merging with part-time Call of Duty creator Infinity Ward. The studios recently worked on Call of Duty: Ghosts at which time...

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Not sure if a good thing or a bad thing. I remember the Tony Hawk games, those were some real fun games back in the days on the Nintendo 64. I wonder what this will entitle (Maybe some new ones or something of the likes?).
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  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Now you can go racing around the COD maps on a rocket propelled skateboard equipped with machine guns and RPG's.
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  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    If your good developers see 95% of the workforce are pathetically stupid then leave to make a amazing studio I guess you gotta get some good devs somehow like making neversoft merge with you.
  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,876   +1,297

    "The memo revealed that Activision’s executive VP of worldwide studios, Dave Stohl, will run the new studio. He’s been with the company for close to 19 years and has led dramatic changes involving Infinity Ward in the past. "

    This pretty much insures it will go in the "bad" category.
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Thanks for killing that buzz :p Well that's disappointing but I guess we can always hope right?
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    Honestly I think the infinity ward team has the potential to make some of the best games we have ever seen if merged with some new creativity and given the responsibility of making original games.
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    No doubt about it. They were really fun! I feel like this is gonna turn out to be like DICE and EA. A great company will be ruined.
  9. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    Too bad Infinity Ward lost all of their talent after MW2.
  10. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Maniac Posts: 244   +177

    I think you might be on to something...

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