Bizarre Creations mood lifts with several keen to buy
Staff at renowned Liverpool studio Bizarre Creations have spoken of a twenty-four-hour emotional rollercoaster as, as of this evening, it has emerged that several companies have shown interest in buying the Blur developer, reports Develop Online
Last night Activision put Bizarre Creations up for sale â in a move that put the job security of 200 developers at serious risk.
This morning, one source from inside the studio told Develop that job cuts were highly likely.
That was the mood at the company until this afternoon, when studio management (and possibly Activision execs) held a second major meeting with staff.
âThat meeting really lifted the mood here, I think, because weâve been told that thereâs multiple parties interested in buying us,â the anonymous source said.
âWe are still on consultation for ninety days,â he added, âbut things look much better than they did last night or this morning.â
âThings here are changing at such a quick pace.â
The source declined to name the interested parties, because â by his own admission â he doesnât want to take risks by naming companies that seem eager to step in and save the studio.
Earlier today, in a separate conversation, a source at the studio was understood that Microsoft was already showing an interest in the company.
âMicrosoft arenât stupid,â he said, âthey know weâre talented and have spoken to Activision about us.â
It is unclear, for now, whether Microsoftâs interest in the studio extends beyond hiring staff.
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