Activision has announced the acquisition of mobile game developer Digital Legends. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Barcelona-based Digital Legends is known for its mobile shooters like The Respawnables and Afterpulse. Activision says the studio will be supporting development of an unannounced new mobile title within the Call of Duty™ universe.
“This is an incredible team of development pros at Digital Legends, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the Activision team,” said Rob Kostich, President, Activision. “This is a great step forward as we continue to build additional world-class development resources focused on creating exciting and innovative content for our players.”
“Digital Legends’s tenure developing highly-polished mobile titles is unparalleled,” said Chris Plummer, Head of Mobile, Activision. “More importantly though, our teams already have been collaborating very closely for much of this year. We are building a world-class mobile development roster of talent and teams, and we look forward to what’s to come.”
Activision highlighted that Digital Legends is already well integrated into its mobile development organization, as the teams have worked closely throughout this year. The unannounced Call of Duty mobile game is being developed by Solid State™, Activision’s newly formed internal studio, in collaboration with Beenox and Activision Shanghai.
“Becoming part of the Activision family is an exciting time for us at Digital Legends,” said Xavier Carrillo-Costa, CEO and Founder, Digital Legends. “The addition of our team with years of expertise in high-quality mobile titles for mobile composed by industry veterans and emerging talent will only bolster Activision’s growing mobile talent pool. We’re very excited for the opportunity to work on one of the greatest franchises in the world.”