Activision-Blizzard is making a new Call of Duty mobile game that will "take the franchise to new heights."
Call of Duty Mobile has been a huge boon for Activision. The free-to-play mobile game made $500 million in less than a year, and helped the Call of Duty franchise reach $3 billion in earnings in 2020. COD Mobile is track to rake in over $1 billion in microtransaction spending in 2021. The company isn't satisfied, though. It wants more from the mobile market, and that's why Activision is making another separate Call of Duty mobile game.
"We have established a new internal mobile studio and are aggressively adding mobile resources across several teams, including Beenox and Activision Shanghai. Together, these teams are leading the development of an unannounced new mobile title within the Call of Duty universe that we expect will help take the franchise to new heights,"Activision president and chief operating officer Daniel Alegre said in a Q2'21 earnings call.
2021 might have five separate Call of Duty experiences running in tandem: Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty Vanguard, CoD Mobile, and the new unannounced mobile game.
Activision expects to make a record-breaking $8.5 billion in net revenue in 2021 driven by the success of multiple Call of Duty properties, Candy Crush revenues, and consistent Blizzard earnings.
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