Activision is building a new in-house studio that will develop AAA mobile games. Right now, this new Santa Monica-based division is working on the new Call of Duty entry.
This could very well be Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile. Or not.
The news is not coming from any official statement from the company, but multiple job listings posted by Activision say this: “Welcome to Activision Mobile. We’re a new in-house studio, dedicated to developing the best triple-A mobile games in the world.”
The studio is looking to fill the postions of senior producer, engineering manager, senior designer of social features, senior gameplay designer, producer and UI manager, as well as other mobile-specific roles. Here’s what the job descriptions say about the studio’s first project:
“Our first project is a new triple-A mobile title in the Call of Duty franchise and we’re looking for great talent from mobile, console and PC backgrounds passionate about their work, who share our belief in what triple-A experiences on mobile can and should be.”
Call of Duty: Mobile came out in October 2019. However, it was only published by Activision, while the development was handled by Tencent’s TiMi Studios. With a new internal studio, the company seems to have fully commited to mobile as its strategic platform.