Neversoft says goodbye, burns giant eyeball

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“Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” and “Guitar Hero 3” developer Neversoft recognized it’s final day as an independent studio yesterday by burning a large effigy of its logo, an eyeball pierced by a stake, captured in the picture above posted by the company’s official Twitter account.

The developer, which has been absorbed by “Call of Duty” developer Infinity Ward, also gave each of it’s employees an engraved knife to memorialize their time there.

Neversoft developed the first nine “Tony Hawk’s” skateboarding games from 1999 to 2007, followed by three years developing a total of seven games in the “Guitar Hero” series. Other titles developed by Neversoft include “Gun” for Xbox 360 and “Spider-Man” for the PlayStation.

The company last aided in the development of last year’s  “Call of Duty: Ghosts” with Infinity Ward, which led to the decision for the two developers to merge.