Activision is bringing its hit battle royale shooter Call of Duty: Warzone to mobile telephones, the corporate introduced Thursday. “We are creating an all-new, AAA mobile experience that will bring the thrilling, fluid and large-scale action of Call of Duty: Warzone to players on the go,” Activision stated in a post on its website.
According to the put up, this mobile Warzone can be a “large-scale, battle royale experience” that’s constructed “natively for mobile with cutting-edge technology designed to entertain gamers around the world for many years to come.” However, it appears as if the sport is nonetheless early in improvement, because the put up advertises a number of job openings and doesn’t embody screenshots, video, and even an estimated launch timeframe. Activision additionally hasn’t specified if the sport can be like Apex Legends Mobile, which solely permits you to play against other mobile players, or the mobile model of Fortnite, which can do cross-platform play. Activision declined to remark additional.
Mobile ports of hit shooters will be extremely profitable, as Activision is aware of from its personal Call of Duty: Mobile — that sport, developed in partnership with Tencent-owned TiMi Studios, has surpassed an astonishing $1.5 billion in international lifetime participant spending since its 2019 launch, according to Sensor Tower. With a mobile Warzone, maybe Activision is betting that it will possibly make lightning strike twice.
It looks as if there’s potential for an additional winner; the corporate can be leveraging the already well-liked Warzone franchise, and different mobile shooters like PUBG: Mobile and Garena Free Fire are amongst the most popular mobile games around. Though with mobile ports of video games like Riot Games’ Valorant and EA’s Battlefield on the best way, too, a mobile Warzone can be coming into an more and more aggressive subject.
This new mobile Warzone arrives as Activision is making some modifications to the Call of Duty franchise. The writer is engaged on a “new Warzone experience” that’s set to be launched this 12 months and is reportedly delaying the mainline 2023 Call of Duty title. Activision is additionally below the highlight due to lawsuits and its impending acquisition by Microsoft.