Activision is trying 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 at present, the Name of Obligation: Cellular workforce stated it deliberate to proceed supporting sport “for the lengthy haul,” calling it an necessary a part of the franchise.
The long-term way forward for Name of Obligation: Cellular got here into query on March eighth, as a part of ongoing authorized negotiations within the UK over Microsoft’s proposal to buy Activision Blizzard for just below $69 billion. Microsoft has been repeatedly downplaying Activision’s energy within the online game trade in an try and thwart antitrust issues from the UK’s Competitors and Markets Authority, and it utilized the identical remedy to Activision Blizzard cell 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 yr, bringing the Name of Obligation battle royale expertise to Android and iOS units. Warzone Cellular represents Activision’s try and unify the Name of Obligation 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 workforce is meant to maintain present gamers invested. It does not delve into specifics about how lengthy the sport’s lifespan shall be, and it does not straight tackle Microsoft’s suggestion that the sport will ultimately be shut down in every single place besides China. However, it guarantees Name of Obligation: Cellular shall 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.