Leeds-based game development studio The Blast Furnace is apparently in crisis talks with its owner Activision today.
The studio was set up in 2011 and took its staff from local Yorkshire studios including Rockstar Leeds and Team17 to develop mobile games using Activision IP. MCV
reports a spokesman for Activision stating, “We met with The Blast Furnace this morning and are currently discussing options for their future.
That's fairly anaemic. This, however isn't: "The Blast Furnace is a very talented studio and has been a great partner to Activision. Our preference would be to keep the talented group of employees at The Blast Furnace together and develop a plan that would enable them to remain as a team.”
Fingers crossed for the local lads and lasses.