Following yesterday's revelation that Activision is in the furious throes of turning Call of Duty into a Marvel-like connected movie universe, comes news that CoD is also about to make the move to mobile, courtesy of Candy Crush Saga developer King.
However, while the idea of a pay-to-win match-3 Call of Duty puzzler is frankly hilarious, it's probably a little wide of the mark. King might sound like an unlikely candidate to tackle CoD, but it's worth remembering that Activision bought King for $5.9 billion back in 2015. Additionally, King says it's established a brand-new team to work on the Call of Duty mobile experience, suggesting that it won't necessarily continue the company's predilection for pastel colours and hopelessly generic cartoon protagonists.
In its brief announcement, King noted that, "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."
That is one hell of a buzzword bingo bonanza.