Call of Duty: Mobile devs clarify the game’s future
Fear was struck within the hearts of Call of Duty: Mobile stans recently, as Microsoft detailed a collapse of the game could be coming soon and the flashy new Warzone: Mobile would be prioritised.
The report was found in documents about potential divestment amid the Activision merger, with both sides starting to strike deals for the franchise's future.
However, it now appears that the developers have had a change of heart amid the community woes. For now, and the future of a mobile Call of Duty should be safe.
Activision reassure Call of Duty: Mobile fans
With Call of Duty: Mobile having quite an avid fan base, a rich ecosystem of skins and weapon blueprints sometimes costing players thousands, and a competitive esports scene, Activision has promised fans that the game will not be closed down.
Taking to Twitter, the developers confirmed that they "intend to continue supporting the game with a robust roadmap of fresh new Call of Duty: Mobile content, activities, and updates for the long haul."
"We are committed to Call of Duty: Mobile as an important part of the entire Call of Duty franchise and our overall mobile strategy," they added.
Thanking the team, one fan cheered, "This is why you guys are the best mobile game. W communication." Another added, "Thank you for addressing the issue with Microsoft. Cheers to the CoD Mobile team," while a third said, "CoD Mobile just gets better."
CoD Mobile will not be phased out by Warzone Mobile
Instead of Warzone: Mobile usurping the multiplayer Call of Duty game, Activision hopes to keep both iterations alive - somewhat similar to how the console variants are currently.
Some fans theorised that Warzone: Mobile would have become the main port for all Call of Duty play too, with the 6v6 modes moving over to the new app and engine so that everything is in the same place, akin to Modern Warfare 2's console approach.
But it seems like the developers think there will be space for both games to live harmoniously on the same mobile market, although it is likely that the battle royale mode in Call of Duty might be eclipsed when Warzone's global rollout comes around.