Activision has just announced the plans to release a new Call of Duty game later this year. The announcement took place during a recent financial report, in which the CFO confirmed that later this year the company has a “strong premium release planned for Q4 in 2021.”
Activision enters the year with strong momentum for Call of Duty and has a fantastic pipeline of in-game content ahead across all platforms. We will benefit from a full year of Warzone driving upgrades to our premium content and incremental in-game player investment.
And we have a substantial opportunity to continue migrating the community to Black Ops Cold War, as well as another strong premium release planned for Q4 in 2021.
Denis Durkin, Chief Financial Officer at Activision also confirmed that following the huge success of the free-to-play model, the company will continue to produce premium experiences along with the free-to-play options. Warzone will seemingly remain crucial for the near future of the franchise as Durkin affirm that the franchise, “will benefit from a full year of Warzone driving upgrades to our premium content and incremental in-game player investment.”
The Call of Duty League will kick off its second season next weekend. Fans will get to enjoy even more large-scale competitive play this season as its 12-city-based teams compete in a new tournament style format in the Black Ops Cold War era.
Call of Duty is entering 2021 with the largest player community it has ever had to start a year. And with a compelling pipeline of live operations and seasonal content across PC, console and mobile, and now mobile momentum in China, our focus will be to continue to expand the reach of our franchise while sustaining deep engagement for existing players.
Source: The Fool