Activision is making an attempt to quell anxious Name of Obligation: Cellular followers after a authorized submitting final week instructed the studio is already planning the sport’s demise. In a tweet right now, the Name of Obligation: Cellular crew stated it deliberate to proceed supporting sport “for the lengthy haul,” calling it an vital a part of the franchise.
The long-term way forward for Name of Obligation: Cellular got here into query on March 8th, as a part of ongoing legal negotiations in the UK over Microsoft’s proposal to buy Activision-Blizzard for slightly below $69 billion. Microsoft has been repeatedly downplaying Activision’s energy within the online game trade in an try and thwart anti-trust issues from the UK’s Competitors and Markets Authority, and the studio utilized the identical therapy to Activision-Blizzard cellular video games in a authorized submitting final week.
Particularly, Microsoft’s response stated, “CoD: Cellular is predicted to be phased out over time (exterior of China) with the launch of Warzone Cellular.”
Warzone Cellular is scheduled to come back out this 12 months, bringing the Name of Obligation battle royale expertise to Android and iOS units. Warzone Cellular represents Activision’s try and unify the Call of Duty franchise, sharing know-how, development, socialization and funds among the many annual mainline video games, Warzone and Warzone Cellular. In the meantime, Name of Obligation: Cellular has its personal battle cross and seasons.
The tweet from the Cellular crew is meant to maintain present gamers invested. It would not delve into specifics about how lengthy the sport’s lifespan will probably be, and it would not instantly deal with Microsoft’s suggestion that the sport will ultimately be shut down in all places besides China. However, it guarantees Name of Obligation: Cellular will probably be sticking round for some time longer.
“We … intend to proceed supporting the sport with a sturdy roadmap of contemporary new CODM content material, actions and updates for the lengthy haul,” the assertion stated.