Activision has recently acquired the Barcelona-based studio Digital Legends to work on a new entry in the Call of Duty franchise, as reported by VGC. The developer is most famous for its work on the Respawnables mobile game as well as the Afterpulse series.
Digital Legends, alongside Beenox and Activision Shangai have been closely working with an internal team called Solid State. The game would of course, be targeting mobile platforms – although no other details on development are known as of yet.
“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.”
Call of Duty Mobile has been a major success for the publishing giant in regions such as Asia, with the number of downloads surpassing 500 million this year. Of course, it makes sense that Activision would capitalize on the potential, and by putting down more resources than ever – it seems to be doing exactly that.