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Activision Blizzard puts key titles in doubt

9:5729/07/2008Posted by David ScammellNo Comments

In a press release issued last night, Activision Blizzard revealed an updated release schedule worryingly missing key titles.

While confirming that we’ll be seeing the likes of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Ice Age, Prototype and an unannounced title in the future, there was no mention of Ghostbusters, 50 Cent: Blood In The Sand, World In Conflict: Soviet Assault, Brutal Legend, Wet, Chronicles of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena or Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust – all titles due to be published by Sierra prior to the Activision Blizzard merger.

The company also revealed that it’ll be “realigning staffing” at Radical Entertainment and High Moon Studios, the teams behind Prototype and the recent Bourne Conspiracy respectively. Massive Entertainment and Swordfish Studios may also face liquidation.

Speaking to videogaming247, an anonymous source close to the Activision Blizzard merger stated that the games not mentioned in the release schedule were “part and parcel of the stuff that’s going out to tender”. When asked about Ghostbusters, the highly anticipated third-person title originally due for release this autumn, the source stated “considering where it is in development, hopefully someone else will pick it.”

We’re hopeful too anonymous tipster. More news on this as it happens.

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