All development on every mobile version of Call of Duty is being moved from Ideaworks Game Studio to Activision Leeds, UKIE chairman Andy Payne revealed to VideoGamer in a fascinating interview. Specifically, he said "all handheld versions, iOS versions of Call of Duty" moving forward will be handled by the publisher's Leeds studio, which is reportedly headed up by a couple of ex-Rockstar guys, Mark Washbrook and Mark Lloyd.

Payne isn't the sort of guy you'd expect to hear this kind of information from, so it might be wise to take this with a grain of salt. But even as a hypothetical, this is an interesting move. The Call of Duty series have been incredibly popular on the App Store, even in their somewhat limited Zombies-mode only releases. If Leeds is going to focus solely on Call of Duty handheld and mobile, and have the access to the Call of Duty asset pipeline, you could easily see its releases being big steps up from 2009's Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies and last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops: Zombies.

Or, at least, that's what we're hoping for.

[via VideoGamer]

  • Laszlo Tuss

    Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies was one of the best iOS games and the best co-op on iOS so far!Instead of making a "super" upgrade to this awesome title (universal support, better graphics, game center leader boards/achievements and multiplayer with voice) they make an unstable, buggy game, the Black Ops Zombies.
    And i, the retard, i buyed it at full price, but after the first tutorial level, the game started to crash after loading maps.
    Now, after some updates the game started to crash as soon as i start it. NICE!
    My worst buy ever was that game!

  • Joltrabbit

    Wonder if this includes the mysterious Declassified CoD game for Vita. I love my 4S but I want a decent FPS to go with two analog sticks.

  • Gemutlichkeit

    Call me crazy but I'd love to see a detailed 2D side scroller similar to Contra or Metal Slug based on the MW series.  To me that's more fitting than just another FPS with touch screen analog sticks.

    • vesp67

      Yup your crazy:) who doesn't want a good fps to play on their phones:)