The ongoing Microsoft-Activision Blizzard saga has revealed some interesting details about the future of Call of Duty Mobile.
As Microsoft tries to push through its proposed $68.7 billion takeover of the gaming company, various parties are submitting documents to regulators.
In response to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Microsoft stated that “Call of Duty: Mobile is expected to be phased out over time (outside of China) with the launch of Warzone Mobile.”
It’s important to note that the current Call of Duty: Mobile game is owned and developed by Tencent subsidiary TiMi Studios, not by Activision Blizzard.
Warzone Mobile is set to be released later this year and is expected to hook into the cross-progression system of the console and PC versions of Call of Duty. However, there will be no cross-play integration between Warzone Mobile and other versions of the game.
While Activision’s objective to unify the Call of Duty ecosystem is understandable, the impact of phasing out CoD: Mobile remains unclear for players and all the items they’ve unlocked in the game.