Activision evaluating future of Call of Duty: Strike Team development studio

Friday, 31 January 2014 20:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Activision is in the process of conducting an employee consultation process with the staff at Leeds-based studio The Blast Furnace, which was behind the development of mobile title Call of Duty: Strike Team.

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Speaking with MCV on the matter, an Activision representative said it wants to “develop a plan that will enable them to remain as a team.’

“We met with The Blast Furnace this morning and are currently discussing options for their future,” an representative told the site. “The Blast Furnace is a very talented studio and has been a great partner to Activision.

“Our preference would be to keep the talented group of employees at The Blast Furnace together and develop a plan that would enable them to remain as a team.”

The development team includes former Rockstar and Team 17 veterans and was also responsible for mobile titles based on Pitfall and Wipeout.