Elsewhere Entertainment Activision

Activision has reportedly opened a new studio, tasking the nascent, Warsaw-based Elsewhere Entertainment with developing a "narrative-based and genre-defining AAA franchise". The huge entity underwent a massive wave of layoffs following the closure of Microsoft's Activision Blizzard King acquisition earlier this year.

As reported by IGN, Activision announced the news in a blog post, revealing that the team will be headquartered in Poland, with additional resources in the US. Built from the ground up, studio staff includes talent with experience working on The Last of Us, Uncharted, The Witcher, Destiny, Far Cry, and Tom Clancy's The Division.

When IGN asked for a studio logo or other official artwork, Activision sent the Cambridge University dictionary definition of the word "elsewhere". Still, if you squint, you can see something in the background. The outlet understands that whatever it is, it's unrelated to Call of Duty. Elsewhere Entertainment has "full access to Activision's resources and tools as it continues to increase production and development". It will likely be quite some time before we learn what they've got cooking.

Are you intrigued by Activision's new AAA narrative outfit, Elsewhere Entertainment? Is opening a new studio after so many layoffs in poor taste, or is it just another cold reality of the video game industry? Let us know in the comments section below.

[source blog.activision.com, via ign.com]