With mobile games traversing into mainstream gaming culture, we're always left wondering what major game IP is going to come to our smartphones next. According to a recent job listing, there will be a new Call of Duty game for mobile devices.
This one is no stranger to the platform. Call of Duty currently has two games on the iTunes and Google stores. One is a simplified version of the popular game mode, Nazi Zombies. The other is a top-down strategy game akin to Clash of Clans, Mobile Strike, and all those other microtransaction heavy cash grabs. So what's so interesting about this one?
The job listing is for a Call of Duty level designer, by King Games. King is best known for their record-topping Candy Crush game. They have the money and the manpower to make an app of any quality. They're looking for a level designer with experience working with (preferably) Unity, as well as experience designing for first-person shooters. So no Candy Crush: Call of Duty Edition for us.
Since they're looking for level designers, they might be designing new levels (see my train of thought?). This leads us to believe that the mobile game will not be a port of an existing game, which would already have levels designed, but a unique game of its own. This is a better idea since you can better cater to the limitations of mobile devices.
And because they're looking to fill job spots, we probably won't see anything come of this for a good while. Here's a thought for you: Call of Duty: Battle Royale Mobile Edition.