Call of Duty Warzone update: Modern Warfare spin off heading to Mobile?
Call of Duty Warzone is proving very popular with gamers on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and while not all Battle Royale experience can be found on Mobile platforms, there is always interest in ports. Fortnite and PUBG Mobile are probably the two biggest but there’s no denying the impact Call of Duty Mobile has had. Millions of downloads and has shown how Call of Duty can be a success on Android and iOS devices, away from traditional platforms.
And with all that in mind, it makes sense that analysts and gamers are wondering if Call of Duty Warzone will arrive on Mobile in the future too.
The first thing that springs to mind against such an event happening is cannibalisation of a successful product.
COD Mobile already includes a Battle Royale mode so why bother treading the same ground?
The answer to this would be that while Call of Duty Mobile has its own BR, there’s probably enough room for both apps on the market.
As many gamers will already know, Call of Duty Warzone is dedicated to just Battle Royale, while Call of Duty Mobile includes different multiplayer experiences.
So the idea that Call of Duty Warzone would gobble up COD Mobile’s audience on Android and iOS seems unlikely.
So why do people think that Call of Duty Warzone on Mobile could happen at some point in the future?
We know for one that COD Warzone is not a phase and is something that will be around following the end of Modern Warfare support.
Two new seasonal updates are being planned for Modern Warfare and Warzone, while the latter is expected to fit in with future COD launches.
That means seasonal support is expected to align with future Call of Duty games, with a new premium title launching later this year.
Activision also confirmed during a recent earnings report that two new Mobile games are in the works, although they haven’t revealed what they are.
Commenting on current world events, the Activision earnings presentation offered this information: “While nearly all employees transitioned to working from home, we continue to expect to deliver a robust slate of content through the year, including the next premium release for Call of Duty, two titles based on library IP from Activision, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, regional testing for new mobile titles, and ongoing live operations across our key titles.”
This is pretty vague information and could be in connection with a number of franchises owned by Activision.
But with millions of people now playing Warzone, it would make sense for further support to be announced in the future.
Further comment on the subject from Activision’s COO Daniel Alegre adds: “Although the shift to remote working does add complexity and challenges in some areas of the game development process, including creative collaboration, motion capture, voiceover work, localization, and quality assurance, we are implementing mitigation measures to address each of these areas.
“Importantly, based on the work to date, we still expect to deliver a robust slate of content over the remainder of the year.
“This includes the next premium release of Call of Duty, two titles based on library IP from Activision, the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion, regional testing for new mobile titles, and ongoing live operations across our key franchises.”
Published at Sun, 10 May 2020 20:54:00 +0000