Activision to Shut Down The Blast Furnace Studio Famous for Call of Duty Mobile Games

By   /   Mar 28, 2014

Activision has decided to shut down the developer of Call of Duty Mobile ‘The Blast Furnace’. The Leeds based studio will be closed by the end of this month.

Spokesperson for the Activision Studio told MCV:

Having explored a range of options, including a potential sale of the business, and consulted with the staff about the options, we have not been able to find a suitable alternative for the talented team in the timescales set by the consultation exercise and have agreed to close The Blast Furnace.

However, the company will not just let go of the employees working at the studio, instead they will try to find a suitable position for these skillful employees within Activision and related organizations.

Although we have reached the end of the main consultation exercise we shall continue to work with the leadership team to explore options for these highly skilled individuals within Activision and its related organizations.

Additionally, we will be offering a number of tools and resources, including outplacement counseling services, to those who are impacted.

The studio worked on the projects based on some popular games like Pitfall and Wipeout. They also worked on the smartphone version of Call of Duty called Strike Team.

Activision thanked the studio for their work on the titles by saying:

We would like to note that The Blast Furnace has been a great partner to Activision and we thank them for all of their efforts.

The studio was set up in UK in 2011 and featured some of the best developer from the studios like Rockstar and Team 17. Studio’s first title ‘Pitfall’ was released in August of 2012.

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