As a part of its monthly updates, Call of Duty Mobile Season 9 arrived earlier this month. This update included a huge revamp of the earlier features in the game. Amongst all this, a small update was also noticed by the players. The loading screen crediting Tencent games and TiMi studios for their efforts has surprisingly disappeared. This was a notable change coming in the game, especially in the current scenario regarding the banning of Chinese apps. Later it was revealed that makers of COD Mobile, Activision, have parted ways with the Chinese conglomerate Tencent and their subsidiary TiMi studios. Mainly two reasons are being cited behind this move. GamingonPhone talked with a TiMi Studios official to confirm this news. In this article, we will be writing about the two main reasons cited by the officials behind this termination.
Why did COD Mobile and Tencent part ways?
So after Activision parts ways with Tencent, the question arises why did it happen. GamingonPhone talked with a TiMi Studios official and these 2 reasons came up.
Trump’s executive order against Tencent
The first reason that is being cited is that recently, the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump signed an order. This restricted U.S. companies from conducting transactions with Tencent Holding as well as its subsidiaries. Now, Call of Duty Mobile global version is published by Activision which is headquartered in the US. Activision didn’t want Trump’s ban to affect the COD Mobile global version which is controlled from the USA. As a result of which Activision had decided to part ways with Tencent.
Tencent’s PUBG Mobile copying features from COD Mobile
Reports have been coming that another hugely popular game from Tencent, PUBG Mobile has been copying various features from the COD Mobile. Not only that, but they have also claimed it to be unique content for their community. Things such as Gun game mode, aerial platform, locations, etc. have been copied and applied in the game.
This season, Call of Duty Mobile went through major revamp and turned almost into a COD Warzone mobile version. This is being speculated that in order to protect the features and maintain uniqueness amongst other warfare mobile games, COD Mobile decided to part ways with Tencent. However, this does not affect the Garena version of the COD Mobile.
Now that COD Mobile and Tencent part ways, the community sees this as a clever move from Activision. Moreover, this decision comes at the right time when China is being cornered by the rest of the world in every aspect with Chinese apps and games being banned. Now what remains to be seen is what does the future of COD Mobile beholds without Tencent and TiMi Studios.
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