During Activision’s financial conference call for investors and analysts, the publisher’s executives teased the future of the Call of Duty franchise.
First of all, we hear from chief operating officer Coddy Johnson that Activision is planning “entirely new experiences within the Modern Warfare universe” while we get the confirmation of a new premium Call of Duty game in Q4 (between October 1 and December 31) which is “already generating excitement” in playtests.
Considering the usual rotation, this one is likely by Sledgehammer, but this was not confirmed during the call.
Chief financial officer Dennis Durkin added that Activision can’t wait to unveil what the developers have been working on and they “feel great about the content.”
That being said, the publisher is “prudently” expecting the game not to do as well as Modern Warfare in its launch quarter.
Incidentally, speaking of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we hear Activision Publishing president Rob Kostich that attach rate has grown (IE: paying customers) thanks to the new system without a season pass.
A “great pipeline of content is coming” starting with Season 2 next week and there are “some surprises beyond that.”
If you’re interested in more details about Activision’s financial results, you can check out our dedicated article from earlier today.