Right, like you're surprised.
During a post-earnings conference call , Activision confirmed that a new Call of Duty title will launch this year. But there's an interesting catch- Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg says the company does not expect this new installment to perform as well as 2012's record-breaking Black Ops II .
However, in terms of quality, he says the new iteration will "raise the bar even higher," and CFO Dennis Durkin added that predicting the future is more difficult because of the "ongoing console transition." The currently unnamed CoD game will release during the company's fourth quarter, which of course runs between October and December. Historically, all new Call of Duty entries launch in November, so you can probably expect that to happen again this year.
Hot money's on Modern Warfare 4 , but that isn't official. Anybody else think this franchise could've taken a year off…?