Activision is making an attempt to quell anxious Name of Obligation: Cell followers after a authorized submitting final week advised the studio is already planning the sport’s demise. In a tweet immediately, the Name of Obligation: Cell group stated it deliberate to proceed supporting recreation “for the lengthy haul,” calling it an necessary a part of the franchise.
The long-term way forward for Name of Obligation: Cell got here into query on March 8th, as a part of ongoing legal negotiations in the UK over Microsoft’s proposal to buy Activision-Blizzard for just below $69 billion. Microsoft has been repeatedly downplaying Activision’s energy within the online game trade 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: Cell is anticipated to be phased out over time (exterior of China) with the launch of Warzone Cell.”
Warzone Cell is scheduled to return out this 12 months, bringing the Name of Obligation battle royale expertise to Android and iOS gadgets. Warzone Cell represents Activision’s try to unify the Call of Duty franchise, sharing know-how, development, socialization and funds among the many annual mainline video games, Warzone and Warzone Cell. In the meantime, Name of Obligation: Cell has its personal battle go and seasons.
The tweet from the Cell group is meant to maintain present gamers invested. It would not delve into specifics about how lengthy the sport’s lifespan will likely be, and it would not immediately tackle Microsoft’s suggestion that the sport will finally be shut down in all places besides China. However, it guarantees Name of Obligation: Cell will likely be sticking round for some time longer.
“We … intend to proceed supporting the sport with a sturdy roadmap of recent new CODM content material, actions and updates for the lengthy haul,” the assertion stated.