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Activision Buys Music Game Dev. FreeStyleGames, Will Create Guitar Hero DLC and New Music Title

Activision Blizzard subsidiary Activision Publishing announced today that it has purchased FreeStyleGames, a UK-based developer best known for its breakdancing game B-Boy (PS2, PSP).

FreeStyleGames is currently working on "localized downloadable content" for the Activision-owned Guitar Hero franchise, along with a new music-based game. According to Activision, the acquisition represents the latest step in "its global leadership position in the music-based genre." Financial details were not specified.

Over on its official site, FreeStyleGames affirmed that it will "retain creative control, continue to run the studio and have the opportunity to continue to achieve our own ambitious targets."

"We can begin to leverage Activision's experience, infrastructure and support to deliver on the games we have in development," the developer added.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    September 12, 2008 11:55 AM

    I can see there's a lot of excitement generated by this acquisition

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      September 12, 2008 12:51 PM

      Yeah, I've been waiting for this moment. I'm ecstatic.

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