Activision has acquired the Digital Legends mobile game studio, which will support the development of a new entry in the Call of Duty series.
Barcelona-based Digital Legends, known for titles such as its Respawnables (pictured) and Afterpulse series, worked with three other Activision studios on the new Call of Duty project throughout 2021.
In August, Activision confirmed the formation of an in-house mobile game development studio called Solid State, which was formed to develop a new entry in the Call of Duty series. Beenox and Activision Shanghai are also working on the game.
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“Digital Legends’ mandate in developing highly refined mobile titles is unprecedented,” said Chris Plummer, Head of Mobile at Activision. “Most importantly, our teams have already worked very closely together for much of this year. We are building a roster of world-class mobile development talent and teams, and we look forward to what lies ahead. “
Activision’s Solid State Studio was first revealed in June with job postings saying the company was making “a new AAA mobile FPS in the Call of Duty franchise.”
The publisher officially recognized the studio for the first time during its second quarter earnings call in August.
“As we think long term, where we see more compelling growth on the [mobile] platform, I would say that we believe there is an opportunity to better connect mobile to the global Call of Duty ecosystem and that we are actively recruiting talent to help us on this journey, ”said the president of Activision, Rob Kostich.
“We have created our own in-house mobile studio and are leading a major recruiting effort, through Beenox and Activision Shanghai to also support, and together these teams are leading a new unannounced mobile project in the Call of Duty franchise that we are very excited about. through.
The company released Call of Duty Mobile free series entries in November 2019 and Warzone in March 2020. The former has been downloaded over 500 million times and the latter has drawn over 100 million consoles and PC players, according to the report. the editor. .
This year’s new premium series entry, Call of Duty: Vanguard, is slated for release on November 5, 2021.
On Thursday, Activision confirmed the release date for Caldera, the upcoming new map for Warzone that will herald the end of Verdansk’s existing map and add air combat to the mix.