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DJ Hero dev's fate still undecided

"We hope to have more news soon."

The fate of DJ Hero developer FreeStyleGames remains undecided as Activision continues to make good on its promise to cull 500 jobs from its business.

In a brief update issued this morning, the UK studio revealed it's still in talks with owner Activision over the future of the studio.

"We continue positive discussions with Activision around possible routes for FreeStyleGames," design director David Osbourn, creative director Jamie Jackson and commercial director Chris Lee said in a joint statement.

"We have not reached an agreement as of today, however we are in continued dialogue and hope to have more news soon.

"Messages from the industry and gamers alike have been warmly received and we are incredibly grateful for the support."

Earlier this month Eurogamer broke the news that Activision had closed its Guitar Hero business, ending the Guitar Hero and DJ Hero franchises. The US giant also revealed plans to axe 500 jobs.

Activision has let staff go at studios 7 Studios and Vicarious Visions, Freestyle is yet to confirm it has suffered any layoffs.

During Activision's financial call to investors, publishing boss Eric Hirshberg explained the decision.

"Given the considerable licensing and manufacturing costs associated with this genre, we simply cannot make these games profitably, based on current economics and demand," he said.

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