Revealed during Unity's GDC 2019 keynote, Activision has partnered with Tencent on the title, which is built on the Unity game engine. "In Call of Duty: Mobile you will play several classic maps and modes from across Call of Duty franchises, including Call of Duty: Black Ops and the original Modern Warfare series".
Until you can play Call of Duty on your mobile device, be sure to check out some of our coverage of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, including our look at the Shamrock and Awe event cosmetics, Blackout's new Hardcore mode, and much more. Late past year, Tencent and Activision were reported to have been working on an Android version of Call of Duty: Mobile, although we now know the game will be available on iOS devices as well. You could also play as some of the more iconic characters from the CoD universe, and also customize your character and weapons using the in-game currency (similar to how all other free-to-play games allow you to do so). Well, this time around the title is focusing primarily on standard multiplayer fare, which hopefully means the game will support wireless controllers right out of the gate (otherwise what's the point?).
Starting today, fans can sign up and pre-register for Call of Duty: Mobile at callofduty.com/mobile. Further details on the game are expected in the coming months. Keep in mind that if you're looking for a single-player shooting experience, Call of Duty: Mobile won't satisfy your needs. After briefly testing the game in China late a year ago, Activision is bringing Call of Duty: Mobile to the West on both the Android and iOS platforms. Android gamers can also pre-register for the game on the Google Play Store, which will cause your smartphone to alert you as to when a playable version of the game is available, even if it's just a beta.
Call of Duty: Mobile will launch with various online modes such as Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, and Free-For-All while on the go, granted they have decent reception.
We've seen Call of Duty games on mobile before, but they've been different or vastly watered-down experiences.
"The game features additional modes of play which will be announced at a future date". After playing a few rounds, we're confident in saying this #brand extension isn't trying to be an Apple Arcade-tier game.
The game was developed in partnership with Tencent, with Plummer praising the company's mobile experience.
This is not Activision's first mobile title for Call of Duty.