Activision has recently announced that they will be making a Call of Duty game for mobile devices. The game, which will be made in partnership with Tencent, will be released (as of now) exclusively in China. Tencent is, of course, the company behind the popular PUBG Mobile game.
This venture was announced in a joint press release by the two gaming giants this morning. Within the announcement, the game was detailed to be free-to-play along with “bringing together a collection of beloved Call of Duty characters, maps, modes and weapons from across the franchise.” In addition to this, the press release stated that the game will be wholly original and not simply be a port of a previous game. Furthermore, the game will be developed by Tencent’s leading mobile developers.
In the press release, Rob Kostich, EVP, and GM of the Call of Duty franchise stated that Activision is:
“working closely with one of Tencent’s top mobile studios, Timi, to develop a fun and original Call of Duty experience that delivers superb gameplay and mechanics to mobile players…Call of Duty has been the leading first-person action experience around the globe for years and seeing that come to life on the mobile platform has been really exciting. We can’t wait for fans to play.”
Steven Ma, SVP of Tencent Holdings Limited added that:
“Tencent is thrilled to bring the No. 1 top-selling, console video game franchise globally eight of the last nine years to the millions of mobile game players in China…We are bringing together a vast array of characters, content, and modes from across this great franchise into a new Call of Duty mobile game tailored to meet the interests and play styles of mobile players in China. We look forward to revealing the title soon and releasing the game in China in a few months.”
But what do you think? Are you excited for this mobile port considering Tencent’s previous work? Or do you think it is not going to be all that much in the end? Sound off in the comments below!