Bizarre Creations, the studio behind Blur and the recently released Bloodstone, is now rumoured to be going into ‘statutory redundancy’, according to Giant Bomb.
With Blur reportedly failing to find a market within the racing genre, after a heavy financial investment, and Bloodstone failing to garner anything more than a lukewarm reception, Activision is now considering the sale of the business, explaining:
Bizarre is a very talented team of developers; however, because of the broader economic factors impacting the market, we are exploring our options regarding the future of the studio, including a potential sale of the business.
With 90 days before Bizarre Creations is closed, sold or dissolved entirely, the window is still open for a purchase of the studio to avert the mass-layoffs that this would entail. However, with the industry such as it is, it may be too much to hope.