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Guitar Hero Live dev FreeStyleGames will be rebranded as Ubisoft Leamington after the team upped sticks to join the Assassin's Creed creator.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

January 18, 2017

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Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames will be rebranded as Ubisoft Leamington after the dev team upped sticks to join the Assassin's Creed creator. 

The news was quietly broken in a Ubisoft blog post, where it was revealed the FreeStyle team will now be working in close collaboration with Ubisoft Reflections and other international studios to develop triple-A titles. 

Ubisoft also took the chance to name Reflections' new managing director, with Richard Blenkinsop taking on the mantle following the departure of Langourieux Pauline -- who stepped down to take on a more hands-on role.

Blenkinsop joined Ubisoft in 2012, and has since worked on a variety of projects including The Crew and The Division

Before that, he held down a number of producer roles at Codemasters and Activision, lending his expertise to hit titles such as Call of Duty 3 and Rome: Total War.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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