Thirty years since its release on 8-bit platforms, Activision’s first major release – Pitfall - will be their first release on smartphones.
The news was confirmed to MCV today by Activision after rumours that Call of Duty for mobiles would be arriving.
Pitfall will be in the hands of Team 17 co-founder Martyn Brown and the new studio he’s been tasked with creating to develop the title.
Speaking to MCV, Brown said: ”
“In setting up there has been a lot of interest given the publisher we are working with. In the third week of may we revealed we had the studio, and yes it is based in Leeds, and we have hired some key talent in the form of Mark Washbrook and Mark Lloyd [formerly of Rockstar Games].
“The first game we are making is in fact Pitfall, which is 30 years old this year.”
“We’ve been working on Pitfall since earlier in the year when we set up and it has been really good to revisit that and bring it to a modern audience.”
More details on Ptifall for mobiles will be arriving in due course, however you should expect many new IPs and resurrections of Activision franchises.
Brown explained: ”Being able to call upon a wide portfolio of properties is really good for us and we are looking forward to finally showing it to more people.”