Quantcast
Activision closing down mobile studio The Blast Furnace - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Call of Duty: Strike Team  



Activision closing down mobile studio The Blast Furnace


3:45 PM on 03.31.2014
Activision closing down mobile studio The Blast Furnace photo



The Blast Furnace was Activision's mobile studio based out of the UK, where they made Call of Duty: Strike Team, Pitfall, and Wipeout. Their mobile plans evidently didn't pan out as they had hoped, as the studio will be closing down by the end of the month. 

Activision was exploring options to keep the studio together, but after weighing their options, including the potential sale of the studio, they've had to shut them down. Activision is offering resources to help the staff of 47 find new jobs. Best of luck to all those affected.

Call of Duty mobile studio The Blast Furnace will close this month [MCVUK]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Call of Duty: Strike Team



12:00 PM on 09.06.2013
Call of Duty: Strike Team on iOS is a thing

Well this is something completely different. Although Call of Duty is no stranger to the mobile platform, those games usually tend to be spinoffs of existing titles. But not this week, as Call of Duty: Strike Team has deploy...more





Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Activision

6:00 PM on 08.25.2014
Platinum's The Legend of Korra releasing in October

Months later, I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that action studio extraordinaire Platinum Games is behind an Activision-published videogame adaptation of The Legend of Korra. Potential -- real potential -- for a lic...more



2:45 PM on 08.21.2014
Destiny prompts you to become legend through lots of moon shooting

Conventional wisdom says that you put out a launch trailer alongside the release of a videogame. Activision and Bungie don't care for your norms and will do it whenever the hell they feel like it. That's why, despite being a...more



8:15 PM on 08.20.2014
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won't come to Wii U

Call of Duty will not be coming to Wii U this year, Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey revealed today via Twitter. The decision was Activision's, according to Condrey, leaving Sledgehammer to focus its attenti...more



View all Activision






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more