Brace yourselves. This is going to come as a tremendous shock.

Activision boss Bobby Kotick has confirmed that a new Call of Duty is in the works and in addition, CEO Eric Hirshberg said the company is "hard at work on Elite 2.0 with several features to be included in the next Call of Duty release."

And in other likely unsurprising news, we learn that the long-awaited Diablo III has been delayed again. Rather than hitting it's expected "early 2012" date, Activision now says the game is set to arrive during the April-June period, which isn't too bad. It could be worse, you know. Here's Kotick's statement concerning the upcoming year:

"Our extraordinary employees around the world are focused on making 2012 another great year for our audience and stakeholders. Blizzard Entertainment plans to have multiple highly-anticipated titles to release, including Diablo 3, and Activision Publishing expects to release a new Call of Duty game. In addition, Activision Publishing expects to continue to grow Call of Duty Elite and launch Skylanders Giants."

There's also no word on the console version of Diablo III . Activision still hasn't made it official, but we've found enough job listings to make it plain. The only question that remains is the most important one: when? As for the new CoD, nobody is surprised. Nobody.

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556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

To me this seems more like a progress report than an announcement. Nothing really shocking or groundbreaking here, unless you've been living under a rock, of course.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I hate Activision as much as I love Blizzard and that's a lot.

YashaZz
YashaZz
9 years ago

Are you into WoW at all?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Not at all, it's the only Blizzard game I can't stand.

YashaZz
YashaZz
9 years ago

I tend to agree. Diablo and Warcraft series were great, of course.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

StarCraft is my favorite. I had wonderful times with the Warcraft series in the 90s but didn't care for Warcraft3. I've been putting in plenty of hours a week with StarCraft2 (been playing it since I got home from work). RTS games never get old IMO.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
9 years ago

Lol it would have been a shock if activision announced that they wouldn't be releasing a new COD this year.

TrophyHunter
TrophyHunter
9 years ago

Coming from Activision, anything without the Call of Duty name shocks me

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
9 years ago

Right

JackDillinger89
JackDillinger89
9 years ago

Great another great year of same sh*t different day. So cod is going to be like madden an annualization of same crap every year for the next decade jesus christ.

___________
___________
9 years ago

sweet!
im really looking forward to see what project iron wolf has install for us.
i really hope its like BO, i dont think it will be a sequel, treyarch dont seem to be fond of those types of things, and considering how BO ended.
whatever it is i hope it takes the more normal story route of BO and less like MW3!
BO is by far my favourite COD game because it has the action sequences the series is known for, without making it feel like a stupid michael bay film!
cough MW3…….

H0TSHELLZ
H0TSHELLZ
9 years ago

Me too…I loved the campaign and story in B.O

ALSO I think Treyarch is the BETTER Dev since IW lost most of their talent when the CREATORS of cod left and the fact they put out better and all new stuff when it comes to DLC !


Last edited by H0TSHELLZ on 2/10/2012 8:00:09 AM

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

I guess water is still wet.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

"Brace yourselves. This is going to come as a tremendous shock."

Hmm, some damn fine sarcasm right thar. Cheers.

TrophyHunter
TrophyHunter
9 years ago

So basically, Elite 1 was just a Beta release.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

Ahhh, so they want more money now.

Robochic
Robochic
9 years ago

just told my hubby about the delay in diablo 3 since i already preordered it for him, i think he left the room to cry in peace.

SS4
SS4
9 years ago

Wow, one more CoD bringing nothing new to the poorly aging gameplay and graphics. I sure wanna spend 60 bux so i can be kewl like all the kids buying those new maps… err i mean this new game.

Masterofallz
Masterofallz
9 years ago

YES OMG A NEW COD FINALLY I'VE GOT MY $60 READY. PLEASE FEED ME BOBBY!