Call of Duty: Strike Team Developer The Blast Furnace Closes This Month

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The Blast Furnace, developer of 2013’s Call of Duty: Strike Team mobile game, will be shutting down by the end of the month, says publisher Activision.

“Having explored a range of options, including a potential sale of the business, and consulted with the staff about the options, we have not been able to find a suitable alternative for the talented team in the timescales set by the consultation exercise and have agreed to close The Blast Furnace,” an Activision spokesperson recently told MCV.

“Although we have reached the end of the main consultation exercise we shall continue to work with the leadership team to explore options for these highly skilled individuals within Activision and its related organisations.

“Additionally, we will be offering a number of tools and resources, including outplacement counselling services, to those who are impacted.”

The Blast Furnace opened up in 2011 and went on to produce mobile titles based on Pitfall and Wipeout, in addition to their latest and final project, Call of Duty: Strike Team.

It’s not certain what sort of online support Strike Team will continue to receive, though we suspect online services will end by April as well.


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