New Call of Duty Confirmed for 2013
The Game Is Not Expected To Be As Successful As Black Ops II
Activision have confirmed that a new Call of Duty will launch in 2013, hardly the most surprising news of the year. The series makes Activision a LOT of money with the last entry Call of Duty: Black Ops II breaking the $1 Billion barrier.
However, at the post-earnings financial call where the announcement was made, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed that this year’s game is not expected to perform as well as Black Ops II.
“The Call of Duty franchise continues to set the bar for innovation and we expect the new Call of Duty game in development for 2013 to raise that bar even higher,” Hirshberg said.
“There is increased volatility this year due to the ongoing console transition, which makes predicting the future more challenging than during normal years in the cycle. For Call of Duty, consistent with our past practices, we are planning for the mainline release in Q4 to be down versus 2012,” Activision CFO Dennis Durkin added.
This year’s Call of Duty game is probably Modern Warfare 4. Activision has up to five studios working on the series, although seeing as Black Ops II was released just three months ago, we can probably rule Treyarch out.