Brutal Legends still in limbo, blames Activision Blizzard

Brutal Legend - Image 1As the dust settles on the Activision Blizzard merger, all the games that were dropped as a result of it have since found new homes with other publishers. All except Brutal Legend (PS3, Xbox 360). Producer Double Fine insists that publishers are interested in their game but Activision Blizzard keeps blocking their attempts to finalize a deal.

You may recall that several games, some very near completion, were dropped to make way for the Activision Blizzard merger. Among them where, Ghostbusters (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS) and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3).

Most of these games have since found new homes. Our last report on this topic found only three left dangling in the wind. Today, there is only one left: Brutal Legend (PS3, Xbox 360) by Double Fine.

Double Fine is understandably upset, laying the blame squarely on Activision Blizzard for its current homeless status. They’re claiming that besides breaking faith in the first place when they were dropped, Activision Blizzard is actually now blocking their attempts to find a new publisher.

There’s no word as to why Activision Blizzard would be doing this though speculation abounds. It’s even been suggested that perhaps Acti-Bliz feels threatened BL‘s going to pull some of their gamers off other rock-themed games like Guitar Hero.

In fairness, Brutal Legend does have some good music which include tracks from the likes of Black Sabbath. They seem to have a healthy sense of humor to keep the game light and fun. I suppose that has something to do with Tim Schafer, the game’s creator and the mastermind behind Grim Fandango and Full Throttle.

I am admittedly rather doubtful of this game, but remember: I’m just an opinionated gamer, not a professional critic, so here’s a peek at its video trailer in case you see something in there that I don’t.

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Via Variety

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