During Activision Blizzard’s financial conference call for investors and analysts, chief operating officer Coddy Johnson was asked to comment on the upcoming next-generation of consoles.
Johnson mentioned that nowadays big franchises like Call of Duty enjoy broad appeal across multiple platforms (PC, consoles, and mobile), while several years ago this wasn’t always true.
This means that Activision is “well above any individual console change.” That being said, they’re “excited when partners come in and want to expand their platforms” including consoles.
“As the next-gen looks to be getting ready, we think it’s an opportunity to continue to showcase our premium experiences.
We also think increasingly… you see consoles being iterative, and that gives us the opportunity to keep our communities together. That’s why we made a strong investment to keep our communities playing togeter and either put these in the market or announce that we’re doing so. We think that continues with this console generation that is to come.”
Johnson continued by mentioning that consoles are only about a third of Activision’s business, and the company “sees itself having a robust growth pipeline across all the large platforms out there.”
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