Candy Crush Saga developer King is making a mobile Call of Duty game.
"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," King stated in its reveal.
"Our approach and ambition is to be fresh, social, and highly accessible, while providing a very authentic game experience. The team will prototype extensively, have the freedom to think outside the box, and be encouraged to stretch their expertise in ways to create surprising results."
In other words, it sounds like Activision is going to be pretty hands-off on this one. After all, one doesn't buy a company for $6bn without trusting that it knows what it's doing.
The question is, what will this game look like? Will it even be a shooter? Or maybe a puzzle game tied to the license? Maybe some strange genre hybrid like what Square Enix Montreal did with Hitman GO?
Now, can we please get Infinity Ward to make a Candy Crush game?