Activision Inks Publishing Deal With Spark Unlimited

Activision Inc. has signed an exclusive, long-term agreement to publish games developed by newly-formed Spark Unlimited. Under the terms of the agreement, Spark will develop three console-based games for Activision that will be released on multiple platforms.

The first title, which will be released under the Call of Duty brand, will be a first-person action game slated for release in 2004.

Members of the 28-person Spark Unlimited team have worked on such best-selling games as Medal of Honor Frontline, Medal of Honor Allied Assault, Medal of Honor Underground and Medal of Honor. The studio will employ a combination of proprietary tools and licensed technology in the development of its titles.