One of the biggest FPS franchises is coming to iOS and Android devices. Activision announced Monday that it has partnered with Tencent (Riot Games’ parent company) to bring Call of Duty: Mobile on phones. The game will be free to play, as will its upgrades, and will feature play modes such as Frontline, Deathmatch, Search and Destroy and FFA.
“We are delivering the definitive, first person action experience in a new mobile title with incredible graphics and visceral Call of Duty gameplay,” said Chris Plummer, VP, Mobile at Activision. “Together with the amazing team at Tencent, we’re bringing together a collection of the most beloved maps, competitive modes, familiar characters and signature weapons from across this storied franchise into one epic experience for the first time on mobile.”
Activision didn’t say how the game will be monetized, but if the company is committed to the free-to-play experience, cosmetics rather than weapons ought to be the way to go. The little we know about the game from the press-release is that players will play to unlock “characters, weapons, scorestreaks and other gear to equip”.
Call of Duty: Mobile has no launch date yet, but the official site promises pre-launch betas to come “over the coming months”. Pre-registration for said betas is also now open.