The Call of Duty franchise is truly a global sales juggernaut on home gaming consoles and PCs, and now it’s finding its way on mobile. Activision Blizzard, an American-based video developer, and publisher announced today that it’s Call of Duty: Heroes has reached a major milestone, about 30 million downloads on Apple’s App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, and Amazon’s Appstore.
This free-to-play PC and the mobile game don’t try to replicate the challenging first-person shooter mechanics of the blockbuster series, it’s a strategy game where you build bases and attack the strongholds of other players. Call of Duty: Heroes is currently the number 67 strategy game on iOS platform, according to the recent study conducted by App Annie, giving the franchise a significant share in what could be a $36.9 billion.
Launched by Activision in 2003, Call of Duty is the biggest video game franchise in the gaming market, bringing in $10 billion since its debut in October 2003. The game started on Windows platform, and later expanded to consoles and handheld devices. Several spin-off games have been released, which include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Black Ops 2, Modern Warfare 3, Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3.
The Call of Duty franchise is published and owned by Activision Blizzard and maintained by several gaming studios under Activision. These include Treyarch, Sledgehammer Games, Gray Matter Interactive, Nokia, Spark Unlimited, Amaze Entertainment, Aspyr, Rebellion Developments, Ideaworks, Game Studio, nStigate Games and Infinity Ward.
In addition to the big announcement, Activision is also pushing out its version 2.4 update, which brings a new Challenge mode. This latest update gives players a specific amount of resources, such as like troops and heroes, and tasks them with clearing a series of seven stages. If players win, it gets additional resources and a new reward, Challenge Coins. The update also adds a new perk system that grounded in similar mechanics available in the console and PC games.
The Activision’s Call of Duty: Heroes made its official debut in 2014 in one of the fiercest categories in mobile gaming, the strategy games. Activision’s portfolio includes some of the best-selling video games today, such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Transformers, Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero. It also owned the industry’s biggest subscription-based Massively Multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG), the World of Warcraft.
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