The latest mainline Call of Duty title hasn’t recieved the warmest welcome from longtime series fans, but the same can’t be said for Call of Duty Mobile. According to some surprising stats listed in Activision’s most recent annual report, the free-to-play title has surpassed 650 million downloads since it was released in 2019.
“We continued to demonstrate the potential for our console and PC franchises on mobile,” Activision wrote. “Call of Duty Mobile enjoyed a record year following its launch in China, with annual consumer spending on the title of well above $1 billion.
Over 650 million people have downloaded the game around the world, and the number of people experiencing Call of Duty on mobile each month almost matched those playing on console and PC in 2021. This is no mean feat given the success of the free-to-play Warzone experience on console and PC.”
The developer also wrote about its upcoming Warzone mobile title, previously touted as an “all-new AAA experience.”
“We are building a sizeable and talented internal development team that is working on a mobile version of Warzone that we expect will help take the Call of Duty franchise to new heights,” Activision says.
In August 2021, Activision confirmed that it would be forming an internal mobile game development studio called Solid State.
In a report published last week, Activision reportedly has over 3,000 employees working on the Call of Duty franchise alone, accounting for 30 percent of the company’s workforce.
Released in March 2020, the free-to-play battle royale title Call of Duty: Warzone surpassed 100 million players in only 13 months.
Call of Duty Mobile was released for Android and iOS on October 1, 2019. The game was one of the largest mobile game launches in history, making over $480 million in its first year. Last week, it was reported that Modern Warfare 2 would be properly revealed in June.