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Activision Blizzard is planning mobile games for all of its franchises

Looks like we can expect more than just Crash Bandicoot and Diablo spinoffs in the near future.

Published onNovember 3, 2020

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  • Activision Blizzard will eventually bring all of its franchises to mobile devices.
  • The company’s plan is buoyed by the success of Call of Duty: Mobile.
  • Crash Bandicoot and Diablo are set to receive mobile game adaptations in 2021.

Activision Blizzard will begin a fervent push into the mobile gaming space in the coming years. As confirmed in a recent investor call (via GameSpot), the company’s president Daniel Alegre says the company will eventually see all of its franchises arrive on mobile.

Although console and PC seemingly remain cornerstone 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.”

Which Activision Blizzard franchise would you like to see more of on mobile?

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It’s unsurprising considering the company’s success with Call of Duty: Mobile. The shooter spinoff has seen more than 300 million downloads globally since its launch a year ago. The title launched in China last month, so this number’s likely to grow. The firm also owns King, the maker of the Candy Crush series.

What Activision Blizzard mobile games could debut?

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As for its forthcoming titles, a Crash Bandicoot adaptation dubbed Crash: On The Run is set for launch next year. A mobile Diablo title has been in the works since 2018, arousing the ire of established fans.

As for its other franchises that could arrive on mobile, Activision Blizzard has plenty to choose from. We’ve already seen Overwatch launch on the Nintendo Switch last year. World of Warcraft and StarCraft could make for interesting handheld experiences, too. Both Tony Hawk and Spyro have visited mobile devices before, but these franchises could benefit from future titles.

But what do you think? Which Activision Blizzard titles would you like to see arrive on mobile? Vote in our poll above or drop a comment down below.

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