Activision’s latest earnings call has shed some light on what we can expect from the company this year in terms of new games. Arguably, the biggest news is that a new “premium” Call of Duty game is coming, but there are also two other “Activision IPs” in the works as well.
As outlined by Gematsu, Activision detailed the “robust slate of content” that we’ll see in 2020, including “the next premium release for Call of Duty” and “two titles based on library IP from Activision” sometime later this year. As far as Call of Duty goes, it’s pretty much expected, and the latest word around the campfire is that it will be a major reboot of one of the Black Ops – something that makes a lot of sense given the success of Modern Warfare’s reboot in 2019.
The news about two IPs from Activision is also very big news. There has been no official word about what these two games are, but rumor has it that Crash Bandicoot (last seen in 2008) and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater could be the reboots or remasters coming our way. The latter is even backed up by Jason Dill, a professional skateboarder that unambiguously confirmed that a new THPS would be releasing this year. Earlier rumors suggested the next THPS could be a sequel with several songs from the punk band The Death Set.
If a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Crash Bandicoot do launch along with a reboot of Black Ops this year, then there’s no doubt that we’re going to be quite busy – all three are set to be downright amazing games in their own right.