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Activision reveals plans to set up new mobile games studio in UK

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Activision has revealed plans to establish a new UK studio dedicated to mobile games.

The publishing powerhouse, responsible for highly Qi rated hits like Skylanders Cloud Patrol and Call of Duty: Zombies, told Develop it is "investing in mobile studio initiatives and that includes a UK studio".

Interestingly, this push towards mobile games development mirrors the career trajectory of the ex-members of Bizarre Creations, a Liverpool-based studio which was shut down by Activision last year.

That team went on to form mobile-focused studio Hogrocket, which produced the critically lauded microcosmic iOS puzzler Tiny Invaders.

Activision's decision to establish a new studio on UK soil is seen as something of a victory for trade association TIGA, which believes that its vocal support of tax breaks for the gaming industry played a part in the proceedings.

TIGA CEO Dr Richard Wilson celebrated the news, saying: "This is a massive vote of confidence in the UK games industry and demonstrates that TIGA's successful campaign for Games Tax Relief is already bearing fruit."


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