Leeds studio will produce classic owned IP Pitfall, not Call of Duty.
The first game from Activision's new Leeds, UK mobile studio is a revamp of classic title Pitfall, not Call of Duty, the firm has told Mobile Entertainment sister title, MCV.
It was earlier reported that Activision was working on a UK-made Call of Duty for smartphones, but this afternoon Activision's Martyn Brown told MCV: "In setting up there has been a lot of interest given the publisher we are working with. In the third week of may we revealed we had the studio, and yes it is based in Leeds, and we have hired some key talent in the form of Mark Washbrook and Mark Lloyd [formerly of Rockstar Games].
"The first game we are making is in fact Pitfall, which is 30 years old this year."
Pitfall is a symbolic choice for the new UK studio - the 1982 original was Activision's first major release, coded by co-founder David Page. Ports appeared on many 8-bit systems and Activision has remade the title a number of times for later formats.
Pitfall for smartphones is a fresh take, said Brown.
"We've been working on Pitfall since earlier in the year when we set up and it has been really good to revisit that and bring it to a modern audience."
Story originally published on MCV.