A new Call of Duty game has been confirmed by the folks over at Activision. Since a new entry usually drops every year, this isn’t overly surprising to those who closely follow the franchise.
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg made the announcement during a recent post-earnings call. According to MTV News, trigger-happy gamers can expect to get their hands on the new entry in the series during Q4 of 2013.
“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.”
Since the games continue to make a ton of money for the folks at Activision, it’s not altogether surprising that the company intends to move forward with another game. CFO Dennis Durkin said he expected sales to be down compared to 2012 due to new console that are looming on the horizon.
“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.”
Gamespot reports that another Call of Duty title is rumored to be in development for the next generation of consoles. However, it’s unknown when that game will hit retail shelves. The website also points out that Activision has Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, and Neversoft Entertainment working on Call of Duty games at the moment.
Rumors has it Modern Warfare 4 is the title that’s currently slated to arrive later this year. Nobody seems to know which studio is currently working on the game.
Are you a fan of the Call of Duty franchise? Are you looking forward to the latest entry that’s slated to arrive towards the end of this year?