The developers behind Call of Duty: Strike Team for iOS and Android may no longer exist in the coming months. Activision appears to be re-evaluating the small teams future as whether they will remain a studio, be shut down, or sold off to another company.
Activision’s Bobby Kotick wasn’t happy with opening studios in the UK due to the taxes that they must pay; even with that, they did open and establish The Blast Furnace in 2011. The Blast Furnace released Call of Duty: Strike Team for iOS and Android in September of 2013. The game did hit top charts and was even selected as Apple’s Editor’s Choice app.
“We met with The Blast Furnace this morning and are currently discussing options for their future,” an Activision spokesperson told MCV.
“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.”
As of now, their future doesn’t look so strong. We’ll keep you updated on this situation.