It’s not just consoles that will be entitled to a new Call of Duty. Activision also has a very ambitious project for Android and the iPhone, a mobile version of Call of Duty: Warzone.
Let’s clarify the subject right away, yes Call of Duty: Mobile already exists on Android and iPhone smartphones. It has been a great success for several years and the publisher promises to continue to follow this episode. On the other hand, Activision is now moving up a gear with a much more ambitious project: Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile.
The free-to-play was already a massive hit on console and PC. It now comes to mobile.
An experience designed for mobile, without console cross-play
Unlike other hit games like Fortnitewho have already made this gateway to the smartphone world, Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is an experience well isolated from console and PC gaming. The objective for the publisher was to create a real experience truly optimized for the touch screen of smartphones, without risk of imbalance with keyboard/mouse or joystick players.
The crossplay will however be there to allow Android players to play with iPhone or iPad users. The mobile world together and the console world together, but no direct interactions between the two.
Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile will also benefit from dedicated experience, events and content that will not be found on other versions.
But the same progression as on Warzone 2.0
The game is still built on the same technologies as Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 et Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, also unveiled this Thursday, September 15 by Activision. This is the first time that such a unified game engine has been used across so many titles.
The publisher announces that this sharing of technologies should make it possible to ensure many common functions between the mobile version and the main version of the game. This is particularly the case for the progression of the Battle Pass which will be common to both games.
A massive battle royal
If you’re familiar with Warzone, you should feel familiar with this overview of Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile. Up to 120 players can compete in a large battle royal with the gameplay that the firm promises to be “authentic” vis-à-vis the console experience.
Players will therefore be able to find the arsenal of the series, the operators, and the places of Call of Duty: Warzoneincluding the very popular Verdansk map.
Getting 120 people to play together on a nervous mobile game is quite ambitious for Activision, even if others battle royal managed to find success on mobile. This ambition is also reflected by the mass of effort deployed by the editor. No less than four studios are working on this game: Activision Shanghai Studio, Beenox, Digital Legends and Solid State Studios. Not to mention the other teams working on the game engine or other elements.
After the difficult months crossed by Activision, let’s hope that the development of this new game can be done with less hassle.
Launch planned for 2023
Google Play Store registration for Android is available now. Depending on the number of registered players, Activision will unlock certain rewards to thank players.
The worldwide release of Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is scheduled for the year 2023 on Android and iOS, without further details.
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