Viacom Closes MTV Games

Viacom Closes MTV Games

Only a few finance staff remain as Viacom swings the axe following Harmonix sale in December.

MTV Games has been closed by owner Viacom, according to reports.

According to MCV, the London-based international office, run by former THQ executive Roy Campbell, closed its doors on Wednesday.

All that remains of MTV Games is a “handful of financial staff” who will stay on in the New York office to oversee collection of any outstanding revenues and close off the company’s books.

The news follows the sale just before Christmas of Rock Band developer Harmonix, which Viacom purchased in 2006 for $175 million.

The sale – reportedly for a nominal fee of $49.99, with buyer Columbus Nova also assuming $100 million in liabilities – saw Harmonix return to independent status.