Call of Duty Mobile Developer, Timi Studios made $10 billion
Comic Years Logo

Call of Duty Mobile Developer, Timi Studios, Is Quietly Becoming An Industry Giant

author img
BY May 7, 2021

There’s a huge market in mobile gaming we often overlook. It’s easy to pay attention to games like Genshin Impact that rise the ranks of mobile titles quickly. It’s a bit harder to miss something like a $10 billion profit. That’s the amount of money Call of Duty Mobile developer Timi Studios made in 2020. If you’re like me, then the name of the studio might be new to you. As someone who doesn’t play Call of Duty Mobile, their developer was sort of out of my radar. Recent reports point to the studio’s massive success under its parent company Tencent as being a surprise to gamers but no shock to other mobile developers. Along with Call of Duty Mobile, the studio also developed Honor of Kings. What sort of implications might this success have on the mainline Call of Duty series?

How Call of Duty Mobile Developer Timi Studios Quietly Became an Industry Giant

call of duty mobile developer Image Credit: Activision-Blizzard

Per ReutersCall of Duty Mobile developer Timi Studios makes more money than many might expect. $10 billion is impressive for a small-time publisher, but for a relatively unknown studio, it’s quite remarkable. The studio is a subsidiary of Tencent, the Chinese multi-tech conglomerate. Activision-Blizzard, however, gets the joys of publishing the game under their larger Call of Duty umbrella. When we look at a game like Call of Duty, there are a number of projects that play into the larger series. The mobile game is likely the least well-known by traditional console gamers. That said, hundreds of thousands around the world play the game daily. It’s part of how Call of Duty can continue to grow in this new decade.

Timi Studios can continue to be one of the biggest mobile devs in the world with Call of Duty Mobile. While they’re doing that, Activision-Blizzard has three studios now working on the console/PC Call of Duty games. The latest Call of Duty 2021 release rumors points to Sledgehammer Games working on an alt-history game. That leaves Treyarch and Infinity Ward to already start working on the 2022 Call of Duty game as well as continue support for Warzone.

We know the success of the console games and the newly added battle royale experience are significant. The mobile studio’s revenue, however, is a shock to many. The popular mobile game Honor of Kings certainly plays a part in that incredible profit, but the power of Call of Duty certainly impacts the studio’s successes as well.

Featured Image Credit: Activision-Blizzard


Taylor loves to play video games in his spare time. He has two degrees in Political Communication and wrote his thesis on Marxism and the exploitation of college athletes. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and two Toy Australian Shepherds. He’s always got headphones in, and he’s a diehard Cubs fan.

Activision-BlizzardCall of DutyCall of Duty 2021Call of Duty MobileTencentTiMi Studios

Leave a comment


PS5 2020 Release Date Coming Later This Year

Rumors have been swirling about the PS5 2020 release date and a timetable for the new console. It looks like that may be delayed a bit further down 2019’s calendar now that Sony has announced […]

BY Taylor Bauer March 22, 2019
Xbox Games With Gold Choices For April Still Available

Star Wars: Republic Commando is no longer available for Xbox Games with Gold. The good news is three options are still up for grabs. Xbox Games with Gold is a perk for having Xbox Live. […]

BY Taylor Bauer March 25, 2019
New Xbox One X Incoming: E3 Preview

There are a lot of rumors circling Microsoft’s press conference at E3. For years, Microsoft has led the charge in innovation for gaming consoles. Microsoft always delivers some unexpected surprises.  The Xbox One X, the […]

BY Taylor Bauer March 29, 2019

Rail Ad Editorial Content

Rail Ad

error: Copyright Protection