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Activision acquires Beenox

Continuing its rapacious drive to bolster internal development resources, Activision has today announced the acquisition of Beenox, developer of the forthcoming titles based on the Fantastic Four movie.

The 32-man studio, based in Quebec, has previously worked with the US publisher on titles such as Shrek 2, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2. This is the latest in a string of acquisitions by Activision, the most recent being Madagascar developer Toys For Bob early in May.

"We are excited about the talent and experience that Beenox brings to Activision," said publishing president Kathy Vrabeck (pictured).

"Beenox's extensive porting background will be a key component of our console transition strategy by allowing us to focus our resources on next-generation technologies while continuing to develop games for current-generation systems."

"We are thrilled to partner with Activision and believe that this acquisition is a perfect fit for both companies," commented Beenox boss Dee Brown. "In particular, it will allow Beenox to continue to develop high-quality titles based on well-established brands."

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