The Battle Royale genre games such as Battlefield mobile, Apex Legends mobile, and COD Mobile are going through a rough patch lately. The diminishing lustre of the mobile FPS industry has led to the sunset of some majorly popular names in the mobile gaming industry. COD Mobile by Activision has also suffered the shadow of rumours such as it being phased out gradually with the release of the all-new Warzone Mobile. But, Activision has stated in a recent statement that they have no plans to shut down COD Mobile.
Is Warzone Mobile going to replace COD Mobile?
Microsoft, the will-be acquirer company of Activision, had earlier made comments about divestment from COD mobile and it being phased out globally (except in China) gradually in favour of the latest project: Warzone Mobile which is scheduled to be released later in 2023. This decision seems to be stemming out of the fact that the game was initially developed by TiMi studios, a subsidiary of the Chinese game publishing giant: Tencent Games.
If Microsoft successfully closes the 68 billion dollar Activision Blizzard acquisition deal then the future of COD Mobile is certainly going to be a cause of concern for its players.
Is Activision shutting down COD Mobile?
After the comments by Microsoft, coupled with the overall slowdown in the Battle Royale FPS games industry marked by the shutdown of Battlefield Mobile and the sunset of Apex Legends Mobile, the rumour of COD mobile shutting down was rapidly circulating in the mobile gaming community. But Activision has come to the rescue by stating to all its Fans that COD Mobile is an important part of their Call of Duty franchise. Additionally, Activision has mentioned that they have a robust roadmap of new content, activities, and events to let COD Mobile stay relevant in the long run.
The tussle between Microsoft and Activision over the future of the COD Mobile franchise will be an interesting matter to watch. However, the players of the game seem to be split on the decision, as seen in the replies to some of the tweets about the news. One of the users mentioned, “It’s good to know you guys are here to stay and not walk away just like that”, while some other users were unbothered by the decision as they are hyped up about the release of the new Warzone Mobile.