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Activision acquires Digital Legends

Barcelona-based studio to focus on new, unannounced Call of Duty mobile game

Activision has announced the acquisition of mobile game studio Digital Legends for an undisclosed sum.

Based in Barcelona, the developer is known for its mobile shooters such as The Respawnables and Afterpulse.

As part of Activision, the studio will focus on an "unannounced new mobile title within the Call of Duty universe," which is already in development across studios Solid State, Beenox and Activision Shanghai, the company said.

In a statement, Activision's head of mobile Chris Plummer said that Digital Legends has already been collaborating with the company for "much of this year."

Activision president Rob Kostich commented: "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. 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."

CEO and founder of Digital Legends Xavier Carrillo-Costa added: "Becoming part of the Activision family is an exciting time for us at Digital Legends. The addition of our team with years of expertise in high-quality mobile titles for mobile composed by industry veterans and emerging talent will only bolster Activision's growing mobile talent pool. We're very excited for the opportunity to work on one of the greatest franchises in the world."

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