King, developers of the popular Candy Crush mobile game saga, has revealed that they are working on a brand new mobile experience for Call of Duty.

King Digital Entertainment, founded in 2003, was acquired and is now wholely owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc as of February 2016 for $5.9 billion. When Activision announced the acquisition of King, Activision Blizzard CEO stated that they wanted to expand King’s reach into new opportunities within the Activision Blizzard family. Today, that first opportunity has been revealed.

King Digital has launched a new recruitment website announcing a new studio in Stockholm, Sweden that will focus on bringing Call of Duty to mobile devices.

We are a new King team, located in Stockholm, Sweden, and we’re working on an exciting new project. The team is adapting one of the most iconic game franchises of all-time: Call of Duty®, to become a mobile experience. This is a rare and exciting opportunity. Our challenge as a team is to create a Call of Duty experience on mobile that will strive to transform the best console experience fans know and love, while also breaking new ground for mobile and redefining the genre. Our approach and ambition is to be fresh, social, and highly accessible, while providing a very authentic game experience. The team will prototype extensively, have the freedom to think outside the box, and be encouraged to stretch their expertise in ways to create surprising results.

On the new recruitment website, King confirms that they are working with Activision to create this game. King has been extremely successful in the mobile division, with Candy Crush saga seeing almost $2 billion in revenue since its launch on mobile. King website says they want to create a Call of Duty experience “that fans will want to play for years.”

To support this project, King currently has a few job openings at their new studio.

King has not announced an expected release time frame for this new mobile game.

SOURCE: King

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  • RdJokr

    Every Activision-owned studio ever: You either die making average to mediocre games, or you live long enough to do more COD games.

    • A hero’s death or rise to villainy with lots of money involved? Yeah, I don’t think they spent too much time thinking on that one.

      Digging that TDK reference.

    • Keshav Bhat

      King Digital is not an Activision owned “studio.” King is a separate operating unit in Activision Blizzard company. (Activision, Blizzard, King, MLG, Studios are the five operating units of the whole company).

  • Tim Hagwag Proctor

    Wasn’t this announced a few weeks ago?

  • jordanxbrookes

    I’m interested.

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    • Masked monkey

      Ur personality aint

  • I’m not sure what to anticipate.

  • PoonjabMcDaddy

    Good lord… as if this series wasn’t already plagued enough by money-grubbing micro-transaction freemium bullshit.

    • GinsuVictim

      There’s nothing “freemium” about CoD. Plenty of micro-transactions, but “freemium” doesn’t enter into it.

  • Aidan

    Mobile > Console > PC

    • PC is shit

      • RdJokr

        How dare you. We are just as good of a gaming platform as your consoles.

      • jordan

        Haha ok, keep being in denial that PC isn’t superior to consoles in nearly every way.

      • Aidan

        Board games are where it’s at

        • GinsuVictim

          There are some damn good board games coming out these days, actually.

        • Imagination > Board Games

          • Aidan

            playing with stick and rocks >

      • Console is shit. A 30 FPS capped mod and file browsing lacking piece of crap. Controllers are lame btw.

        • PC can barely run at 20 frames and can’t even have games at 480p

          Keyboards is for retards.

          Consoles are better

          • Consoles are shitty, always low frame capped, no mod support, fixing technical issues only dependent on the devs, 9 year olds all over the network, can’t even chat normally.

            Controllers are crap and for degenerates, no reflex, no realism.

            Keyboards ftw, PC multifunctionality ftw.

          • Console were the first to have mod support mate. PC just blows up with the thought of mods. It can’t even run at 20 frames! Lol!

    • ccrows

      Console > Mobile > PC

  • Forget supply drops, this is the ultimate cancer that will kill the CoD franchise. RIP CoD. Tap here to pay respects

  • ccrows

    *Meanwhile in other news*

    The Cyclopean is still waiting to get nerfed… <_<