"hysterical" knee-jerk responses to Bizarre Creation's future with them.
The Project Gotham Racing developer "is not dead," he affirms so "there's no demise" - many are just "wallowing in the worst possible outcome."
"Bizarre Creations has not closed and it's not time to talk about them in past tense yet," in his impassioned slew of comments. "Consider firstly that the studio is not dead, so there's no demise -- let's get the facts straight, lest we see hysteria."
Amrich reiterates that Activision is "exploring options" for the studio and is not just lopping it's head off. "Until the studio closes, the studio is not closed. I hope the "options" Activision "explores" are good for the studio," he added. Basically we need to calm down.
Activision stated that "Blur did not find a commercial audience” following the rumour that 200 staff were let go from Bizarre, and that they are now "exploring options regarding the future of the studio, including a potential sale of the business.”
Amrich continues: “When some people hear bad news, they want to focus on it. I’m not in that camp. I hate bad news but I’d rather think critically.” He's remaining optimistic: “I am prepared for the worst but hoping for the best — that’s all. There are a lot of talented people there; not giving up on them.” Maybe Microsoft Game Studios will take them in... ?
Bizarre Creations latest videogame is James Bond 007: Blood Stone and it released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. It met with mixed reactions when it retailed November 2nd.