King, developers of mobile hits like Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch, has posted a recruitment page looking for a level designer for a mobile Call of Duty.
The listing, which appears on King’s site, specifically says the developer has been tasked with adapting Call of Duty.
“The aim is to create a Call of Duty experience on mobile,” the listing reads, “while also breaking new ground for mobile and redefining the genre. The approach and ambition is to be fresh, social, and highly accessible, while providing a very authentic game experience.”
King Games became a subsidiary of Activision-Blizzard in 2015, an acquisition that involved very little mixing of Activision and King developers. This listing speaks to Activision trying to expand the Call of Duty license out to new internal developers beyond the rotation of developers in the flagship games.
It sounds like Activision now wants to use King to leverage its own IPs into the mobile space, which can either mean more good mobile games or the exact opposite.