Spark Unlimited, a 40-something man studio based out of Sherman Oaks, is comprised of 27 former members of Electronic Arts' Medal of Honor teams. The developer employs key members of the groups including department heads, technology heads, artist heads, and sound leads.
Spark's Call of Duty, like Medal of Honor, is a first-person shooter that takes place during World War II and puts a strong emphasis on gritty realism.
"Spark is an incredibly talented developer," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president of Activision Worldwide Studios. "The team members have an impressive track record of making first-person action games. Through this alliance, we will be able to continue delivering fantastic titles on the console platforms for many years to come."
"We are very excited about forming this partnership with Activision," said Craig Allen, chief executive officer of Spark Unlimited. "Our goal is to create innovative titles that deliver uniquely realistic and entertaining gaming experiences. To do that, we have developed proprietary tools and licensed technology so our artists, game designers, animators, and sound engineers will have an unparalleled ability to directly impact every element of our game. Activision's commitment to Spark demonstrates their desire to support high- quality, artistically driven titles and we look forward to working together to create a number of really great games."
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