Activision Blizzard will begin a huge push into the mobile gaming space in the coming years. As confirmed in a recent investor call, the company’s president Daniel Alegre says the company will eventually see all of its franchises arrive on mobile.
Console and PC remain the main platforms for the firm, it seems the company is taking the financial potential of mobile gaming more seriously.
“We need to make sure that we’re enabling our franchises on the billions of mobile devices that are available right now,” says Alegre. “That’s by far our biggest opportunity, and we’re investing meaningfully to capitalize on this and to take all our franchises to mobile over time. That’s really, really important for us.”
It’s unsurprising considering the company’s success with Call of Duty: Mobile, as the game has seen more than 300 million downloads globally since its launch a year ago.
Its forthcoming titles, a Crash Bandicoot adaptation dubbed Crash: On The Run is set for launch next year, and a mobile Diablo title has been in the works since 2018.
As for its other franchises that could arrive on mobile, it is open to see what could make the jump to mobile gaming, could we see Overwatch on mobiles? Both Tony Hawk and Spyro have visited mobile devices before, but these franchises could benefit from future titles.