- Activision is working on Warzone Mobile, which will be launched in the spring of next year
- It will replace the current Call of Duty Mobile entirely
- It’s currently unknown if players’ in-game purchases will be transferred to the new title
In an attempt to bring development in-house, Activision is planning on discontinuing CoD Mobile when Warzone Mobile launches in 2024.
CoD Mobile Will Be Removed
In recent years, many triple-A video game companies have opted to make mobile versions of their games and Activision is no exception. In 2019, the studio released Call of Duty Mobile for Android and iOS, but so far it has remained the only mobile title from the CoD franchise. This will all change with the release of Warzone Mobile in the Spring of 2024.
However, this has fans wondering what will happen with the first game and whether it will be removed. As it turns out, this is exactly what Microsoft is planning to do. According to the sources of Charlie INTEL, a popular CoD news and leaks outlet, the company will phase out the game following the release of Warzone Mobile.
“CoD: Mobile was developed and is owned by TiMi Studios, a subsidiary of Tencent. Any spinout of the game would therefore [Redacted]. CoD: Mobile is expected to be phased out over time (outside of China) with the launch of Warzone Mobile,” the piece of document shared by Charlie INTEL reads.
This comes straight from a response given by Microsoft to the Competition and Markets Authority of the UK. The regulatory organ previously blocked Microsoft’s attempts to buy Activision Blizzard, due to concerns that this might hurt fair trade on the global market thanks to monopolization of certain aspects of the products offered by the huge game studio.
At the time of writing of this article, Activision has not commented on the plans to discontinue CoD Mobile when Warzone is released. But the decision likely stems from the desire to bring development in-house, relying less on third-party developers. It’s rumored that Warzone Mobile will be more tightly linked to PC/console CoD a lot more than the current game, with cross-progression also being present, which is also likely another reason to discontinue CoD Mobile.
It is yet unknown how the community will react to this news. After all, players have accumulated more than $1.5 billion in global lifetime player spending across the App Store and Google Play, according to Sensor Tower. It is not known if players will receive a refund for their purchases or if their in-game items will be transferred to Warzone Mobile when the game launches next year.
Activision will likely share more information on the many unknowns that currently worry players in the coming months, so stay tuned.