As first reported by gameinformer, the posting on King’s official site explicitly claimed that the developer has been tasked with adapting Call of Duty to the mobile landscape. Interested in applying as Lead Designer? Well be ready to travel as the studio working on it will be based out of Stockholm, Sweden.
“In collaboration with Activision Blizzard, we are adapting one of the most iconic game franchises of all-time: Call of Duty.”
“The aim is to create a Call of Duty experience on mobile, while also breaking new ground for mobile and redefining the genre. The approach and ambition are to be fresh, social, and highly accessible while providing a very authentic game experience,” it added.
While there is no clue as to of which period the mobile Call of Duty game is going to be set in, we have a feeling that it will be released annually to complement the PC and console versions carrying the same title. CoD: BLOPS4 Mobile anyone? We are game.
If you’re wondering why King Digital Entertainment sounds familiar, that’s because you’ve likely played or at least heard of one of its most famous game of all, Candy Crush.
The company is now a subsidiary of Activision following its acquisition in 2015 and operates with a combination of in-game advertising along with microtransaction mechanisms in their products.
With the rise of mobile multiplayer online battle royale (MOBR) games like PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround (PUBG) and Fortnite, we aren’t surprised that this may be King’s gambit in tapping into that burgeoning scene – possibly another avenue for esports – while at the same time expanding the reach of Activision’s Call of Duty franchise.