Activision and Neversoft Merging to Form "Super Studio"


Publisher Activision will be merging Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward with Neversoft -- the former developers of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater franchise. The following statement is written by Activision CEO of Publishing Eric Hirshberg.

As you know, Neversoft and Infinity Ward teamed up for the development of Call of Duty: Ghosts and through that process, it became clear that the two studios have very complementary skill sets. Between these two excellent studios, it seemed like a single ‘super-studio’ could emerge.

As already mentioned, we are merging these two very talented teams and obviously had to choose a name for the combined studio. Since the Infinity Ward brand is indelibly tied to theCall of Duty franchise, it is the sensible choice. While it will be strange to not see the Neversoft logo on future games, the important things—which are the Neversoft team’s talent, creativity, professionalism and commitment to creative excellence—all remain unchanged as part of this new chapter.
— Activision CEO of Publishing Eric Hirshberg.

The things we focus on are that  it mentions that the both studios will be called Infinity Ward after the merger since it's the "sensible choice," and that between these two studios, Hirshberg thinks a single "super studio" could emerge.

The man leading this new super studio will be Dave Stohl, the current executive VP of worldwide studios for Activision. 

Perhaps this is the beginning of the ultimate gaming experience. Tony Hawk's: Call of Duty.