Activision Blizzard, the gaming company that owns the Call of Duty franchise, would launch a premium version of the game in 2020, along with two others based on its own IP library later this year.
Gematsu announced the update yesterday through a tweet related to Activision’s call for results. The company revealed that “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”, released last September, has sold more copies than any other title in the franchise so far.
In its call for results, Activision said that the next premium version of Call of Duty, as well as two IP-based titles from the Activision library, were about to be released in 2020. pic.twitter.com/7e1xwFw6NaMay 5, 2020
In the call for results, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick suggested that Call of Duty 2020 is “still on the right track” despite the transition of all of its workforce to a homework mode after locking Covid-19. However, he gave no details on who was developing it or whether the version would include next-generation consoles.
Activision also said there would be two new titles for PC consoles and games that would be based on its existing intellectual property, in addition to the new mobile games slated for release later this year.
Kotick was quoted by CNN Business saying that the current environment with high levels of unemployment and economic uncertainty would lead to free games on the phones as a great way to grow the audience. Activision Blizzard reported revenue of $ 1.52 billion in the first quarter, up from $ 1.26 billion a year ago.
News about the new Call of Duty game is expected to spark interest, given the performance of its predecessor Modern Warfare so far. So while the premium edition is not entirely unexpected, it would be interesting to see what the developers will come out with. There have been rumors that a reboot of the Black Ops series may be in sight.
Additionally, details on new PC or console titles have been sparse this time around, although there is enough to suggest that this year’s mobile versions could be extensions of existing console and PC franchises. This is why Activision wishing a successor to its Call of Duty mobile from last year would not be a big surprise.
Over 60 million #Warzone players. Thank you for coming with us. pic.twitter.com/ugbbrOEmnrMay 5, 2020
The company suggests that Warzone could have a major impact on the next premium Call of Duty title for 2020.
This suggests that Warzone may well become the battle royale mode for all future Call of Duty titles in tandem with the traditional multiplayer component, which would be quite similar to its association with Modern Warfare.