Activision has revealed plans to establish a new UK studio dedicated to mobile games.
The publishing powerhouse, responsible for console game companion app Call of Duty Elite, told Develop it is "investing in mobile studio initiatives and that includes a UK studio".
Interestingly, this push towards mobile games development mirrors the career trajectory of the ex-members of Bizarre Creations, a Liverpool-based studio which was shut down by Activision last year.
That team went on to form mobile-focused studio Hogrocket, which produced the critically lauded microcosmic iOS puzzler Tiny Invaders.
Activision's decision to establish a new studio on UK soil is seen as something of a victory for trade association TIGA, which believes that its vocal support of tax breaks for the gaming industry played a part in the proceedings.
TIGA CEO Dr Richard Wilson celebrated the news, saying: "This is a massive vote of confidence in the UK games industry and demonstrates that TIGA's successful campaign for Games Tax Relief is already bearing fruit."