Activision acquires Luxoflux

Activision today announced the acquisition of software developer Luxoflux Corporation. Activision and Luxoflux have collaborated since 1997 most recently on LucasArts Entertainment's Star Wars Demolition. Luxoflux is currently in development on Activision's upcoming title True Crime: Streets of L.A. and a game based on the sequel to DreamWorks film Shrek.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 11 - Further enhancing its internal console development capabilities, Activision, Inc., today announced the acquisition of software developer Luxoflux Corporation. Activision and Luxoflux have collaborated since 1997 most recently on LucasArts Entertainment's Star Wars Demolition. Luxoflux is currently in development on Activision's upcoming title True Crime: Streets of L.A and a game based on the sequel to DreamWorks Pictures' blockbuster Academy Award® winning feature film "Shrek" which is being co-developed and co-published by TDK Mediactive, Inc. and Activision. Founded by Adrian Stephens and Peter Morawiec, Luxoflux operates a 30-person studio in Santa Monica, CA. The company has proprietary technology that can be used to create compelling interactive entertainment experiences across multiple console platforms. Under the terms of the agreement, Luxoflux has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision. As part of the transaction, Luxoflux's management team and key employees have signed long-term employment contracts with Activision. Activision's Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios, Larry Goldberg, said, "Luxoflux's strong and diverse talent pool further enhances our product development capabilities and will play a key role in Activision's continued leadership on the console platforms. Luxoflux has a proven track record in developing fun and compelling games and we are confident that their best work is yet to come." "We are delighted to become a part of the oldest independent video game publisher in the world," states Adrian Stephens, president of Luxoflux. "We look forward to continuing to contribute to the company's success with our unique brand of original gameplay and technology."