MTV Games closed

MTV Games has closed its doors following the sale of Harmonix, MCV can reveal.

The International office, which was headed up by UK industry veteran Roy Campbell, was closed on Wednesday.

Only a handful of financial staff remain in the New York office to collect or reconcile any outstanding receivables.

The news follows the sale of developer Harmonix to investment firm Columbus Nova. The studio’s Rock Band 3 game didn’t sell hugely at retail despite a strong Metacritic score of 93.

MCV understands that the MTV Games International team met with Columbus Nova and Harmonix two weeks ago to discuss the next stage.

The MTV International team was formed in May last year when former THQ exec Roy Campbell was appointed VP of International.

MTV Games originally bought Harmonix for $175m in 2006.

MCV has contacted MTV for comment.

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