A mobile version of Acti's very first major release
Activision-owned and UK-based mobile studio Leeds is now working on a mobile revamp of Activision's very own Pitfall!, not Call of Duty.
Why is that last bit important? Last week, some outlets were reporting that Leeds' first project would be a mobile take on the ridiculously successful shooter franchise. Turns out, this isn't the case.
Activision's Martyn Brown, co-founder of Worms developer Team17, talked a little bit about the this classic-going-mobile:
"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."
Brown also explained that the game has been in development "since earlier in ths year," and he looks forward to bringing this classic of classics to modern audiences.
Pitfall! first debuted back in 1982 and happens to be Activision's first major release. It was coded by company co-founder David Crane, and has seen multiple ports and remakes since then across numerous platforms. Now we can add "smartphones" to the list.
Subject: re: Activision mobile developer working on Pitfall, not Call of Duty -------------------------------------------
That's strange...I want a CoD on PSVita...At least knowing the estimated release month/year would be enough!
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