During today’s financial conference call for investors and analysts, Activision Blizzard executives talked about the next Call of Duty game.
Chief operating officer Daniel Alegre talked a bit about the game (which is being developed by Sledgehammer Games) during the prepared remarks, including the confirmation that it’ll be cross-generation and it’ll involve even deeper integration with Warzone.
“Our teams remain hard at work on our next premium Call of Duty release, planned for the fourth quarter (Editor’s note: Activision reports financials by calendar year, so this means between October and December 2021), from a setting that our fans know and love, to an incredible amount of content in development, including an extensive live ops schedule. We believe this release will be incredibly well-received.
In addition to launching a great, seamless experience for both current and next-gen console players, we’re continuing to integrate Warzone and engage our direct relationship with our player base through even deeper content integration between premium and free experiences and substantial innovation coming within Warzone itself.
Our teams cannot wait to unveil what they have been working on.”
Later in the call, Activision president Rob Kostich talked more about the game.
“We do feel really good about what Sledgehammer id doing leading to release in the fourth quarter of this year. The studio itself has never been bigger and stronger, now with its team in Foster City, Melbourne, and also now in Toronto.
Across all modes of play, across multiplayer, campaign, and across co-op, development is coming along really well and we’re going to be sharing new details with the community very soon.
Content-wise, it’s a really robust game at launch across all the modes, and the good news for us right now is that we’ve gotten farther ahead on our live ops planning to support the community post-launch and the community should also expect that support to be very, very significant. We’ve learned a lot about it the last couple of years, and it’s all in our plan to go forward.
We also have really exciting new plans in Warzone, which Raven is leading. Together with our premium release we have some really fun and what I consider the most significant updates planned for the community across Warzone and premium.”
The current incarnation of Call of Duty is Black Ops: Cold War, available for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox. Of course, the franchise also counts on the super-popular stand-alone battle royale mode Warzone, available for the same platforms for free.
If you’re interested in reading more about Activision Blizzard’s financial results published earlier today, you can check out our dedicated article.