Britsoft developer veteran Martyn Brown busy recruiting.
Activision is one of the two giants of global gaming, along with EA. But unlike its great rival, Activision has largely stayed out of the mobile space.
The company behind World Of Warcraft, Call of Duty and other collossal games franchises has stuck with its console heritage although it did make a public plendge to start investing in new media ventures last September.
Its new UK studio would appear to be one item in its list. ME's sister site Develop understands that individuals at various studios in the north of England have met with Brown to discuss job opportunities.
“We are investing in mobile initiatives and that includes a UK studio,” an Activision spokesperson confirmed to Develop.
Should be worth tracking how fast Activision can start making an impact in mobile.
It'll need to accelerate fast to catch EA, which bought Chillingo, PopCap, PlayFish and others in the last two years and reported mobile revenues of $87m in Q1 up 24 per cent both sequentially and year on year.