You didn't read it wrong. THE King, the maker of Candy Crush Saga mobile games, will develop the new Call of Duty Mobile. Do you foresee something bad? So do we.
When Activision Blizzard acquired Candy Crush Saga maker, CEO Bobby Kotick said the publisher saw great opportunities to expand all of its major brands across all platforms. A little over a year after incorporating King, Activision Blizzard is apparently ready to start taking advantage of these opportunities.
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“The team is adapting one of the most iconic game franchises of all time: Call of Duty, to become a mobile experience,” says King's recruiting website. Our challenge as a team is to create a Call of Duty experience on mobile that will strive to transform the best console experience fans know and love, as well as break new ground for mobile and redefine the genre. Our approach and ambition for a new, social and highly accessible experience.
We will definitely see a free Call of Duty that will be a mix of “Clash Royale” with FPS. Although it is very good to think “outside the box”, the news of a Call of Duty Mobile by King, makes it certain that the producer will not use the premium business model that has been used by titles such as Call of Duty: Strike Team, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, Call of Duty: Heroes, and Call of Duty: World at War Zombies.