There is no denying that the Call of Duty franchise is a powerhouse in the console gaming world. When a new game launches, it sells more in its first week than most titles will in their entire lifespan. With that kind of gaming power, combined with the success that Nintendo has seen bringing their franchises to mobile platforms, and it was only a matter of time before CoD landed on your phone.
Taking advantage of their King acquisition in 2015, Activision has handed the reigns of their flagship console franchise to the Candy Crush developer for mobile. This information comes to us care of a studio listing series of job postings on a subdomain of King's website. The subdomain, Reload, is a new team within the King family, based in Sweden, which is responsible for the new game.
The studio listing describes the project saying,
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.
That is all we know about the game itself, as the site, obviously, is vague on the details. When King, and parent Activision, are ready, we'll get more information about the new game. As they are just now hiring systems designers and art directors now, it is likely to be a while before we know what is coming.