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. 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. However, the studio remained open and moved to a new office in the Redwood Shores area of Redwood City, California in February 2009.
Activision closed the studio on February 11, 2010.
Developed games (as Underground Development)
- Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (PS3 version)
- Guitar Hero: Van Halen
- Call of Duty: Devil's Brigade (cancelled)
Developed games (as Z-Axis)
- Alexi Lalas International Soccer
- Aggressive Inline
- BMX XXX
- Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX (Dave Mirra)
- Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2
- Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX: Maximum Remix
- Fox Sports College Hoops '99
- Freestyle Motocross: McGrath vs. Pastrana
- Thrasher presents Skate and Destroy
- Three Lions
- X-Men: The Official Game
- ↑ ACTIVISION’S Z-AXIS MOVES HEADQUARTERS TO FOSTER CITY TO ACCOMMODATE EXPANSION PLANS
- ↑ Activision confirms Underground closure
- ↑ Underground Development website
- ↑ Terry Allen's Portfolio