Report: Activision Leeds heading up Call of Duty portable efforts
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 6, 2012 7:30AM PDT
Activision has been releasing mobile Call of Duty tie-ins for a few years, and now the company has put one of its multitude of studios in charge of the operation. According to an industry source, Activision Leeds is now heading up all of the iOS versions, but the company is still cross-pollinating quite a bit to trade assets and materials.
"Activision are like a machine," UKIE chairman Andy Payne told Videogamer. "They're very good, and you know what, what people don't realize with Activision is, the two studios working on the Call of Duty franchise are collaborative studios. That's unheard of. All the assets are reusable, so they're not wasting time. The two studios are saying, 'I need a tank, pull it off from the library'. And those assets are also going to be starting to be used by the mobile team, which is going to be based in Leeds."
This is all coming second-hand from an industry insider, so Activision hasn't confirmed this division of labor, but it makes plenty of sense. Shacknews has contacted Activision and will update as more information becomes available.