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...
We recently told you that Activision Blizzard was planning on making more remastered games in 2020, and now Activision’s CEO, Bobby Kotick, has come out and said that all games it has in development are still on track. He stopped short of saying what games those are, but given the recent comments about working on remastering other games, we have an idea that he’s talking about Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and – of course – Call of Duty 2020.
Kotick explained, in an interview with CNBC, that in-development games are on track, but remained cautious, and concluded that the company has to constantly reassess things. When asked about how the move to remote working has affected plans, he said:
“I don’t know that we quite know yet. most of the things that we have in production and development are on track for now" and the company will have to "reassess that in a month and in three months.”
He went on...
Activision just rolled out Modern Warfare Season 3, and with it came updates to the free-to-play, battle royale spin-off Call of Duty Warzone. Part of that update to Warzone included removing Trios mode and replacing it with Quads, ultimately forcing players to team up with four people instead of three like everyone was used to. It didn’t take long for complaints to come rolling in and, just days after Season 3 kicks off, Activision and Infinity Ward have pushed a playlist update to bring Trios back to Warzone.
At first, it seemed as if Quads was going to complement Trios, but once fans realized what was really going on, the Warzone subreddit blew up. Now that Trios have been brought back, there’s a new thread that’s brought in over 1,100 comments and 95-percent upvotes, making it clear that people were, without a doubt, pissed.
If Trios and Quads still aren’t your thing, Infinity Ward is actively working on new options and...
If you had any second thoughts on the battle royale mode on Modern Warfare, Activision is showing us that their big secret is, in fact, true. Most of the leaks we’re from Reddit posts, but the ones that pissed Activision oof seems to be an image with people holding guns on top of some vehicles, in the image we also get the “Call of Duty: Warzone” watermark, so it was a dead giveaway.
If you think this isn’t serious yet, Activision has required that Reddit divulges pieces of information regarding the user that posted in hopes of furthering legal action, but they got zero results. The user that linked the image was Assyrian241O in a post with a link to the picture with “ I found this image online. Not sure what it is. Possibly Battle Royale”.
To fix the leaks and keep their work secret, Activision took legal action to get rid of every photo online and even took down the Warzone video tutorial...