Ubisoft Acquires Guitar Hero Live Developer FreeStyle Games; Becomes Ubisoft Leamington
The Guitar Hero Live and DJ Hero developer FreeStyle Games is now housed in the Ubisoft family officially as Ubisoft Leamington.
Ubisoft’s reach across the world is expansive when it comes to the company’s studios and resources, with the publisher having announced its acquisition of developer FreeStyle Games and its new renaming inside the company structure.
In a blog post, Ubisoft announced that the company has acquired the UK-based FreeStyle games, which is previously known for its work on games such as the DJ Hero series and last year’s Guitar Hero Live, and was previously under the acquisition of Activision. Specifically, Ubisoft detailed that the studio will now be renamed and known as Ubisoft Leamington and will work “in close collaboration” with the company’s other studios, Ubisoft Reflections and other International studios “to develop AAA games.”
Alongside the acquisition of FreeStyle Games, Ubisoft has also announced that former Activision and Codemasters producer Richard Blenkinsop will heads managing director of Ubisoft Leamington, who is also taking over leadership of Ubisoft Reflections from former managing director Pauline Langourieux, who is stepping down to take on a “more hands-on production position within the studio.”