A new comrade has fallen on the battlefield. Neversoft, one of the classic developers that changed the history of gaming finally closes its doors. Well, we will surely remember them, as one of their latest releases are the ones we are playing today.
Neversoft Entertainment (known as Neversoft), was founded by Joel Newett, Mick West, and Chris Ward back in July 1994. However, Activision acquired the company back in October 1999. In the last few decades, Neversoft created some of the games we used to like. Some of these games are Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero games, Spiderman 1999, Gun and more.
Neversoft, developed Call of Duty: Ghosts in partnership with Infinity Ward. According to an announcement with its parent company, Activision, both studios will merge into a single ?super-studio?. In a report of Giant Bomb, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg stated that they would merge both studios to create an improved ?super studio? that will be developing Activision?s future games.
“As you know, Neversoft and Infinity Ward teamed up for the development of?Call of Duty: Ghosts,” Hirshberg wrote. “And through that process, it became clear that the two studios have very complementary skill sets. Between these two excellent studios, it seemed like a single ‘super-studio’ could emerge.”
However, the merging will retain the Infinity Ward name, leading Neversoft to ?never? open its doors again. The company?s closure turned a little bit dramatic, as studio members set a model of the company logo ablaze.
“While it will be strange to not see the Neversoft logo on future games, the important things–which are the Neversoft team?s talent, creativity, professionalism and commitment to creative excellence–all remain unchanged as part of this new chapter,” Hirshberg stated.
However, the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now being developed by Sledgehammer and will be out this November. Neversoft might be out but they will still create games under a different name.