The lights are on
Following the sale of Harmonix to Columbus Nova, many wondered what Viacom's plans for its MTV Games division were. Sadly, there were no plans, as MTV Games has announced that it is shutting its doors.The company's international office closed its doors last week, and the New York office is now staffing a skeleton crew to finish up some last details.MTV Games enjoyed tremendous success with the Rock Band franchise, and had most recently released one of the best Kinect launch titles, Dance Central. However, the flagging fortunes of the music genre had become a drag on parent company Viacom, leading to some nasty disputes between it and developer Harmonix, which it eventually unloaded for a paltry $50.Source: Video Game Writers
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I think part of why the music games got so old was one because Activision decided to push the release of a bunch of different guitar hero games and two simply because people do eventually get tired of doing the same exact thing over and over again. But fair well mtv games
Another shop closes its doors...
Well, I'm glad MTV games is gone, not happy about what happened with Harmonix though...I would love another Dance Central...
I home MTV RIP soon
I also wonder what will happen to the support for Dance Central. I don't play it myself, but my wife LOVES it and if they are no longer releasing DLC for it, she'll be pretty well ruined on it.
So does this mean music games are no more?
Only fifty dollars!!!???!!!?!
A studio with that many hit games is worth more
Kinda saw this coming. MTV is owned by Viacom, Viacom sold Harmonix to get out of the video game industry. If Viacom isn't making games, MTV Games has no reason to exist.
Still sucks for people who lost their job, though. :-(
of course the one company that made the good music game closes
Can't wait for it to be MTV all together
What? Is MTV Games even connected to MTV? Because I would think the corporation would lend a little help to their video-game producing side.
Sucks. I actually played a lot of MTV Games' snowboarding title for PS back in the day.