It appears that one member of the Activision family
has been disowned. GamesIndustry.biz reports that Activision will be closing Underground Development
, its development studio in Foster City, California. The studio currently holds 45 employees, whom Activision is currently trying to relocate to other studios.
Underground -- formerly known as Z-Axis -- was acquired by Activision back in 2002, and was renamed to Underground just last month. The studio worked on the Dave Mirra BMX
series, the Aggressive Inline
series, and was notably the developer of the shudder-inducing BMX XXX
. Most recently, the studio completed work on X-Men 3: The Last Stand
, and the port of Enemy Territories: Quake Wars for the Playstation 3
, due out in May.