In a recent post over on Ubisoft’s Blog, the studio announced they hired industry veteran Richard Blenkinsop as Managing Director of Ubisoft Reflections and the new Ubisoft Leamington. As a result, Guitar Hero Live and DJ Hero developer FreeStyle Games was acquired by Ubisoft.
Here are the announcement’s details:
Richard will also serve as Managing Director for new members of the Ubisoft family joining from FreeStyle Games, previously an Activision studio, located in Leamington Spa. The FreeStyle team is known for their work on the DJ Hero series and last year’s Guitar Hero Live. The studio will be renamed Ubisoft Leamington and will work in close collaboration with Reflections and Ubisoft’s other International studios to develop AAA games.
Blenkinsop expressed his happiness over his new position, and his excitement to work with the team over at Reflections to create “great things.”
“We’re thrilled to have their expertise within the group, and the team at Reflections are looking forward to creating great things together!”
FreeStyle Games’s final title, Guitar Hero Live, was released back in 2015. Although it was met with reasonably good reviews, it failed to meet Activision’s sales targets.