It is that time of the year again. E3 2019 is pretty much around the corner with gamers all over the world awaiting the announcement of brand new video game titles and confirmation of release dates for previously announced games. In the meantime, it looks like Activision has some good news for us.
In a financial earnings call recently, while going over the company’s earnings during Q1 2019, Activision Publishing’s President Rob Kostich revealed the announcement period of the new Call of Duty. While addressing his investors, Kostich stated that Activision is planning to reveal Call of Duty 2019 “later this quarter”.
Let me explain it a bit for everyone. Kostich made this statement around two days ago. Therefore, by “this quarter” he is referring to the second quarter of 2019, i.e, Q2 2019. We know that the second quarter of any year starts from April and ends in June. Since it’s already May now and the announcement is confirmed to be made before 30th June, we can pretty much assume that Activision will reveal their new Call of Duty in the following weeks. As is a tradition for Activision, the announcement is likely to be made before E3 2019, which will kick off from 11th June. Thus, we can come to a conclusion that Activision is going to reveal Call of Duty 2019 by the end of May.
Let us quickly go through a list of all the main Call of Duty games that have been released.
- Call of Duty
- Call of Duty 2
- Call of Duty 3
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Call of Duty: World at War
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Call of Duty: WWII
- Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
What will be the title of the new Call of Duty game ? Well even though Activision hasn’t officially confirmed it, it is very likely that the next game in the franchise would be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.
Rumors about the game have been on the internet since the past few months and here are some facts that kind of solidify the rumors. Firstly, the game is being developed by Infinity Ward who developed all the games in the Modern Warfare series. The last game in the franchise that they developed was Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare which was released back in 2016. Infinity Ward is returning after a brief gap of three years so their next game might as well be a fourth Modern Warfare title. Secondly, it has been confirmed that the new Call of Duty will have a single-player campaign, unlike Black Ops IIII which relied solely on Multiplayer and Battle-Royale, along with other online modes. Rumors suggest that it’ll skip the Battle-Royale and Specialist mode, although it will include co-op gameplay and will feature a “huge and expansive multiplayer world”. Since it will have a single-player campaign and according to GamesRadar, is not a Ghosts or Infinite Warfare sequel, there is a strong chance that Infinity Ward is working on Modern Warfare 4.
CFO and President of Emerging Businesses Dennis Durkin described the new title as “another major launch for the franchise that will appeal broadly to both existing and new fans with what I can only describe now as a great step forward in the franchise that is also rooted in some of the franchise’s most important history.”
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick stated they “haven’t seen this much enthusiasm that I can remember almost ever. So, we’re excited about the fall release of Call of Duty content.”
Activision looks really excited for this year’s Call of Duty and based on statements made by various notable Activision spoke-persons, this year’s COD launch will appeal to both newcomers as well as existing COD players. All of the above facts and rumors hint to a fourth Modern Warfare game and it is only a matter of time till the publisher officially announces the game’s title. As for the release date of the game, based on previous COD release dates and Activision CEO’s statement, the game will most probably be launched during November, 2019.
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