Originally the intended company's name was "Alpha Channel," but it appeared that the name was already in use. By mixing syllables "Luxoflux" was found, a name that appeared to be meaningful ("movement of light").
Already after a year, early in 1998, Luxoflux's first game
Vigilante 8 was completed with a small team of five persons. The game was successful and was ported to the Nintendo 64, and it was followed by a sequel Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense in 1999.
Around 2002, the company had a staff of circa thirty persons. Luxoflux and Activision
had been collaborating since 1997 and in October 2002, while developing True Crime: Streets of LA, Luxoflux was acquired by Activision. Since then the company grew to over eighty people by 2008.
The studio's final game was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen released in June 2009. On 11th February 2010 the Los Angeles Times reported that parent company Activision Blizzard laid off about 200 employees in different development studios, shutting down Luxoflux in the process. At that time the studio employed about 56 people and some of them were offered jobs at Treyarch, another Activision studio in Santa Monica.