Yes, that headline is correct. No typos whatsoever. King, creators of Candy Crush Saga, is developing a Call of Duty mobile game. The announcement was posted on the Swedish company's official website.
"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."
Activision Blizzard, who owns the popular Call of Duty franchise, acquired the mobile gaming powerhouse back in February 2016 for $5.9 billion. But it looks like Activision won't be directly involved in the development, with King saying that the development team will have the freedom to "think outside the box."
Candy Crush Saga is often seen as the first mobile game to successfully deploy a freemium model, raking in millions of dollars along the way and giving birth to countless copycats on the Apple App Store and on Google Play. However, with the Call of Duty mobile game, King is entering unknown waters. Most of their creations are puzzles and social games.
We don't know yet what kind of game they will come up with. Will it be an FPS like Modern Combat 5: Blackout? Or will it be similar to Candy Crush Saga where the "candies" are made up of icons or images from the Call of Duty franchise? Perhaps the only sure thing about it is that it will have micro-transactions. If you want to get an idea of what a Call of Duty mobile game looks like, you can check out Call of Duty: Strike Team, an FPS-RTS hybrid developed by The Blast Furnace for iOS and Android.
If you think you can contribute to the cause, you can join King's development team. Check out the official website for more details on the jobs available.
In other Call of Duty news, it was recently revealed that the next main installment in the franchise is titled Call of Duty: WWII. It will be the first installment to be set during World War II since 2008's Call of Duty: World at War. Activision Blizzard has also greenlighted a cinematic universe based on the franchise, which could arrive as early as next year.