Activision is trying to quell anxious Name of Responsibility: Cellular followers after a authorized submitting final week prompt the studio is already planning the sport’s demise. In a tweet immediately, the Name of Responsibility: Cellular group stated it deliberate to proceed supporting recreation “for the lengthy haul,” calling it an vital a part of the franchise.
The long-term way forward for Name of Responsibility: 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 slightly below $69 billion. Microsoft has been repeatedly downplaying Activision’s energy within the online game business in an try to thwart anti-trust considerations from the UK’s Competitors and Markets Authority, and the studio utilized the identical remedy 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 yr, bringing the Name of Responsibility battle royale expertise to Android and iOS units. Warzone Cellular represents Activision’s try to unify the Name of Responsibility franchise, sharing know-how, development, socialization and funds among the many annual mainline video games, Warzone and Warzone Cellular. In the meantime, Name of Responsibility: Cellular has its personal battle go and seasons.
The tweet from the Cellular group is meant to maintain current gamers invested. It does not delve into specifics about how lengthy the sport’s lifespan shall be, and it does not straight deal with Microsoft’s suggestion that the sport will ultimately be shut down in all places besides China. However, it guarantees Name of Responsibility: 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.