In a press release and a decidedly breezy blog post, Bizarre Creations have just revealed that the’ve been purchased by Activision, who it seems have been wanting to acquire some racing genre talent. Bizarre are quick to downplay anticipated fan concerns:
* Bizarre Creations continues to exist as is. We won’t become Activision Liverpool or anything like that.
* We will have absolutely no redundancies.
* All of our teams continue to exist exactly how they are at the moment. Amax team (PGR4) and Shitstorm team (The Club) will move onto new games, whilst our Shared Technology team will use this opportunity to take our experience and tech to new levels and new formats.
* The Activision way of running things is “hands off”. Bizarre continue to have creative control over what we do, we still run the studio how we see fit, and we still get to run our own web site and do all sorts of fun community things! 🙂
The full press release is available at the bottom of their blog post.