Quake Wars PS3 Developer Closes

Publisher Activision recently revealed that its Foster City, CA-based Underground Development studio will be closed by the end of May, GamesIndustry reports.

The studio, which employs some 45 people, most recently worked on the PlayStation 3 port of Splash Damage's Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (PC, PS3, X360). Activision noted that it is trying to find opportunities for all of its employees at other studios owned by the company.

Underground Development was formerly known as Z-Axis, which developed the Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX and Agressive Inline series. The developer was acquired by Activision in May of 2002 and renamed Underground Development in February of this year.

From The Chatty
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    April 21, 2008 2:36 PM

    Yeah, I posted they were closing a few weeks ago. So many smaller studios getting whacked.

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      April 21, 2008 2:41 PM

      Interesting, Activision wasn't in the habit of closing studios before the buyout. I mean, merger.

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      April 21, 2008 11:13 PM

      Market consolidation: too much average crap leads to people without jobs.

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