Activision today confirmed that Call of Duty Warzone Mobile is indeed taking place and that more information will be coming along the way COD Next event on September 15th.
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Call of Duty Warzone is the most important thing Activision has ever made. It’s the purest proof-of-concept of Activision-Blizzard’s costly new four-part plan that places more emphasis on live services, free-to-play, mobile games, and premium releases. By far, Activision makes most of its money from microtransactions and live gaming, and Warzone has helped grow its revenue significantly since launch in 2020 — indeed Warzone helped Call of Duty make a record $3 billion in 2020.
Now after with over 100 million players on consoles and PC In less than a year, Warzone is coming to the biggest gaming market: mobile. Activision has officially announced Call of Duty Warzone Mobile as a fairly massive release with multiple studios working on the project. Four of Activision’s studios come together to create Warzone Mobile, including Beenox, Solid State Studios, Activision Shanghai and Digital Legends.
“I am pleased to announce that the actual title for Project Aurora Call of Duty is Warzone Mobile.” Chris Plummer, VP of Mobile at Activision, said meanwhile GameSpot’s Swipe Mobile Gaming Showcase.
“Our core experience here is bringing Warzone to mobile for the first time, and that brings with it a lot of interesting challenges because the scope and ambition that Warzone has always had… we want to live up to that.”
Warzone remains one of the most powerful things in the Call of Duty franchise because it ties multiple mainline games together in an easily accessible, heavily monetized, and engaging form. Activision has put a significant effort into creating regular seasonal content for Warzone, turning it into a Fortnite-like meta playground with big action crossovers like Rambo and The Terminator.
As a result, Warzone helped Activision make $4.8 billion in its first year on the market in 2020. Data shows that there is Around 1-3 million people log into and play at Warzone every dayand that number could increase dramatically with a F2P mobile version standing alongside the existing Warzone and the upcoming Warzone 2 release planned for Modern Warfare 2.
Warzone currently has more than 125 million players worldwide.