Underground Development

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Underground Development
Former type Subsidiary of Activision
Industry Computer and video games
Founded 1994
Defunct February 11, 2010
Headquarters Redwood Shores, California
Owners Activision Blizzard
Parent Activision
Website Underground Development Homepage

Underground Development (formerly known as Z-Axis) was a video game developer founded in 1994 and acquired by Activision in May 2002. In 2005, Z-Axis relocated to Foster City, California.[1] In early 2008, the studio was renamed to Underground Development in response to changes in both direction and personnel.

On April 19, 2008, parent company Activision announced that the studio would close after completing development on the PlayStation 3 version of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.[2] However, the studio remained open and moved to a new office in the Redwood Shores area of Redwood City, California[3] in February 2009.

Activision closed the studio on February 11, 2010 as part of a cost-cutting plan under Vivendi.

Developed games (as Underground Development)[edit]

Developed games (as Z-Axis)[edit]


  1. ^ "Activision’S Z-Axis Moves Headquarters To Foster City To Accommodate Expansion Plans". Armchairempire.com. 2005-02-10. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Activision confirms Underground closure". Gamesindustry.biz. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Underground Development website". Undergrounddev.com. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Terry Allen's Portfolio". Pixelanium.com. 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 

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