Activision and Tencent unveil free-to-play ‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ at GDC


Plummer said that Call of Duty: Mobile will feature beloved game modes and maps from previous CoD games. — AFP Relaxnews

Plummer said that Call of Duty: Mobile will feature beloved game modes and maps from previous CoD games. — AFP Relaxnews

Activision and Tencent have teamed up to announce a new free-to-play Call Of Duty game for mobile, named Call of Duty: Mobile, during the Unity keynote at the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC). The game is being developed by Tencent's Timi Studio, and published by Activision.

It was revealed that the mobile game would feature staple game modes from the main series, including Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy and free-for-all, set in maps from previous Call of Duty titles like Nuketown, Crash and Hijacked. There was also mention of upgradeable custom loadouts with skills, perks and score streaks..

"In Call of Duty: Mobile, we're bringing together beloved maps, competitive game modes, and signature combat mechanics from across the franchise," said Activision's vice president for mobile, Chris Plummer at the Unity keynote.

He then added that those elements would be drawn from previous Call of Duty titles including Black Ops and Modern Warfare.

There was no mention about how the game would be monetised and whether there would be loot boxes in the game during the presentation.

No specific launch date was announced during the event, however pre-registration is now open on Google Play and on the official Call of Duty website for gamers who want to participate in beta tests before the official launch.

According to the Call of Duty: Mobile page, the game will be available on both iOS and Android later this year.