Activision has acquired the Barcelona-based mobile game developer Digital Legends Entertainment

Another international video game company has invested in Barcelona, driving one of the most dynamic industries in our city. 

The American video game company Activision, owners of «Call of Duty», has acquired the Barcelona-based mobile game developer Digital Legends Entertainment. It will become part of its list of independent studios and will «support the development of a new mobile game not yet announced within the ‘Call of Duty’ universe».


“This is an incredible team of development pros at Digital Legends, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the Activision team,” said Rob Kostich, President, Activision. “This is a great step forward as we continue to build additional world-class development resources focused on creating exciting and innovative content for our players.”


“Digital Legends’s tenure developing highly-polished mobile titles is unparalleled,” said Chris Plummer, Head of Mobile, Activision. “More importantly though, our teams already have been collaborating very closely for much of this year. We are building a world-class mobile development roster of talent and teams, and we look forward to what’s to come.”


The Barcelona-based Digital Legends is a pioneer in mobile game development. The studio has a long, established history as a leading mobile development studio with a number of high-quality mobile titles, including the award winning The Respawnables™ series of games.


“Becoming part of the Activision family is an exciting time for us at Digital Legends,” said Xavier Carrillo-Costa, CEO and Founder, Digital Legends. “The addition of our team with years of expertise in high-quality mobile titles for mobile composed by industry veterans and emerging talent will only bolster Activision’s growing mobile talent pool. We’re very excited for the opportunity to work on one of the greatest franchises in the world.”


The video game industry in Barcelona is one of the most dynamic sectors in the digital content field and being the most important video game hub in Spain, and one of the biggest in Europe. The industry has excellent business opportunities and positive job creation prospects as it is taking shape as a young, innovative industry with global vision.


The city of Barcelona offers excellent investment opportunities for the establishment of R&D centres in game programming, HQ & sales offices, and strong growth trends that may offer additional business opportunities in some fields such as porting and gamification activities.