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Neversoft to be merged into Infinity Ward

Infinity Ward and Neversoft are to merge according to a new and leaked memo.

As reported by Giant Bomb, the Tony Hawks studio will become one with Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward, making one large super studio.

“The impact of [Neversoft's] 20-year run of hard work and success cannot be overstated,” wrote Activision's Eric Hirshberg in the memo. “We are merging these two very talented teams and obviously had to choose a name for the combined studio. Since the Infinity Ward brand is indelibly tied to the Call of Duty franchise, it is the sensible choice.

“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.”

Neversoft studio head Joel Jewett and studio director Scott Pease will retire from the firm, while the company’s current executive VP of worldwide studios, Dave Stohl, will lead the studio while current studio head. Steve Ackrich will remain as leader of Infinity Ward.

Edited On 06 May, 2014

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Oli_1's avatar
Oli_1 3 years ago
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I enjoy Call of Duty but do we really need more people making more of them? Heres hoping different games will still be made but I am highly doubtful of it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Good buy Neversoft, I loved your PS1 era games
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Averryy 3 years ago
Activision always seem to push the cod brand rather than anything else the name choice was obvious considering which games the respective studios make...
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Dead 3 years ago
A sad day.
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Kristof 3 years ago
Call of Duty Ghosts 2 Fight together to stop Tony Hawk destroy the earth with your sidekick companion dog who follows you on a skateboard. IGN: 10/10
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Bindiana 3 years ago
I wait for the next COD to have soldiers riding on skateboards if you can do an ollie while killing someone you get double xp
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Doom Of Shadow 3 years ago
Call of Tony: Skating Warfare?
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LAA 3 years ago
RIP Neversoft.. Loved them in the PS1 days too. I espicially remember the Spiderman game they made for PS1, so awesome. Their logo animation was so cool too! Now they're demoted to making COD... (Though in fairness, Advanced Warfare actually looks interesting for once...)
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
i dont think it will only be cod they work on, but sad to see the logo go
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Thanks neversoft for tony hawks underground!

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