Candy Crush-udviklerne King skal forsøge sig med et mobilt Call of Duty-spil. Derved holder Acvivision.chef Bobby Kotick hvad han lovede i slutningen af 2015, hvor King blev købt for ikke mindre end 40 mia. kroner.

Da Activision ved udgangen af 2015 betalte, hvad der for mange var regulær overpris for svenske King, beroligede Activision-chef Bobby Kotick både pressen og især investorerne med, at planerne for King og andre nyindkøb, var ekspansion og forgrening.

Man må sige at de holder løftet. En tur forbi Kings website afslører, at de søger begavede hoveder til en “karrieremulighed uden lige” i Call of Duty-universet. Hverken King eller Activision går i detaljer hvad det nye Call of Duty-projekt omfatter, men der er næppe nogen tvivl om at der bliver satset stort.

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.

King is part of Activision Blizzard, and we’re collaborating on this project.

Call of Duty er uden sammenligning Activisions største IP (hvis vi ikke inkluderer Blizzard) og det skal blive interessant at se hvad King kommer på banen med. Kings meddelelse bekræfter dog at der er tale om et projekt, hvor hele Activision Blizzard er involveret. Du kan læse mere hos bl.a. GamesIndustry.biz.