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That’s according to industry insider Tom Henderson, who has a strong track record when it comes to Call of Duty and Battlefield leaks, among others.
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And this week it was revealed that Warzone Mobile had been added to the database of PlaytestCloud, a platform which offers playtesting services to mobile game creators.
“Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is scoped for 2022,” Henderson tweeted on Tuesday.
“PlaytestCloud has said the listing was based on an assumption – And not because the game is entertaining playtesting… But when you know, you know.”
In August, Activision confirmed the formation of an internal mobile game development studio called Solid State, which was established to develop a new entry in the Call of Duty series.
After Solid State was revealed by a series of job adverts, Activision officially acknowledged the formation of the studio during its second quarter earnings call in August.
“As we think about long-term, where we see more compelling growth on the [mobile] platform, I’d say we believe there’s an opportunity to better connect mobile to the overall Call of Duty ecosystem and we’re aggressively hiring talent to help on this journey,” said Activision president Rob Kostich.
“We’ve created our own internal mobile studio and are driving a major recruiting effort, across Beenox and Activision Shanghai to support as well, and together these teams are leading an unannounced new mobile project in the Call of Duty franchise which we’re very excited about.”
The company launched free-to-play series entries Call of Duty Mobile in November 2019 and Warzone in March 2020. The former has been downloaded over 500 million times and the latter has attracted over 100 million players on consoles and PC, according to the publisher.
Activision is preparing to launch Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 this week. Replacing Warzone’s launch map Verdansk with a new Pacific island setting called Caldera, it marks the biggest update for the battle royale game since its March 2020 release.