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Call of Duty mobile and handheld titles to be developed by Activision Leeds

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Activision Leeds scores a job on Call of Duty mobile and handheld titles.

All Call of Duty mobile and handheld titles will be developed by Activision Leeds, the relatively new Activision studio established in 2011.

Speaking to VideoGamer.com, Andy Payne, the chaiman of trade body UKIE, confirmed the Leeds-based studio will head development on "all handheld versions, iOS versions of Call of Duty" going forward.

Payne would not confirm whether this included the upcoming PlayStation Vita title Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified.

Previously, mobile titles in the Call of Duty franchise, including Call of Duty: World at War Zombies and Black Ops Zombies were developed by London-based Ideaworks Game Studio.

Payne added that Activision are keen to get developers of the Rockstar Leeds team, who worked on the portable titles Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories and Chinatown Wars, on board with their ongoing project.

"They [Activision] kind of always wanted to get the Rockstar team.They wanted some of the Rockstar guys, yeah. Well it's smart, because Britain's pretty ahead in mobile programming. We're pretty good at it. Yet again, we're good at it but we don't talk about it too much because we're British."