This year, there will be a new Call of Duty with some remasters of old IPs.
The Activision COO Coddy Johnson confirms that there will be a new Call of Duty game in Q4 this year. During Activision’s Q4 2019 financial results call, he said that there is already a build-up at the surrounding of the playtests. During the same call, CEO Bobby Kotick gives a hint that there will be more remasters coming. The made this statement after the success of the previous remasters of Spyro and Crash Bandicoot.
Johnson said that across console, PC, mobile, and esports, the Call of Duty franchise was never this much better positioned for growth, and there is still to come more. There will be new experiences within the Modern Warfare universe. This year in Q4, a premium Call of Duty release will happen, which is already making excitement in the playtests.
Till now, no information will do the development of this new Call of Duty. Last year Infinity Ward developed the Modern Warfare reboot. They did an excellent job to do more than $600 million in sales in the first three days only. Talking about the success of the Modern Warfare reboot, Activision’s Kotick said that the recent Call of Duty success depicts the scale of the companies growth potential because they are going to expand the community for more players in the countries on different platforms than earlier.
The game sales increase the double-digit percentage when it compares with the previous release, i.e., Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. But, Activision doesn’t believe that the next installment in the franchise will perform better or not.
The Call of Duty franchise was started in 2003, and since then, every year there is a new release of Call of Duty game.
Kotick also talked about the known IPs and said that to stay tuned for some of the future announcements. Ahead of pure remasters a lot of opportunities that have to innovate and think about total new content within IPs. It is still not clear that which IPs will get a remaster but, it looks like there is a lot to look forward to Activision.