Activision Blizzard to release new ‘Call of Duty’ and more games this year


Activision Blizzard slated the next premium Call of Duty to release this year. Even with business stoppages due to the pandemic, the company’s new honcho said it’s on track for 2020.

Activision Blizzard Chief Operating Officer and President Daniel Alegre reassured investors today that the next CoD is on its way. Much of the team transitioned to work at home roles due to COVID-19.

In his Q1 2020 results speech, Alegre noted the FPS game is “on track for later this year.” The game will come out together with the World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion. These will be the company’s main offerings for the time being.

Call of Duty 2020, WoW Shadowlands coming this year

In his earnings report, the game company is ready to get “compelling content” for the year. There are no exact dates yet when Call of Duty 2020 and Shadowlands will come out.

The company expects to release both in the second half of the year. Shadowlands has a slightly more precise window, planning a fourth-quarter hurrah.

Daniel Alegre is also talking beyond Call of Duty during the investor call. The COO said two titles are in development “based on extensive library IP”.

This statement only rules speculation for a few choice titles. These titles can be anything at this point, but fans are speculating. Their Crash IP comes to mind, with Spyro coming as wishful thinking.

There’s also nothing clear on what Call of Duty 2020 is going to be right now. It can be anything, from a new title to even the ill-fated Call of Duty: Vietnam.

Modern Warfare, Warzone listing unreal sales numbers

Activision Blizzard’s titles are performing beyond expectations at the moment. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a blazing success, registering monumental numbers at the moment. By January 2020, the game generated $1 billion in revenue.

Call of Duty: Warzone is also killing it for the game company. Released on March 10, Warzone attracted as much as 6 million players in its first 24 hours. A few before it goes two months old, Warzone has more than 60 million players.

These insane numbers are encouraging the company to push its game titles further. The infusion of interest in an IP dying during Infinite Warfare is giving the company a breath of fresh air.

Activision Blizzard did not tell any further details about the upcoming Call of Duty. Fans would need to wait a little more now. For the moment, the best way to pass the time is to play some more Warzone.

Featured image courtesy of Activision Blizzard/Official Steam Listing 

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