It’s been a rough three months for developers during the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing multiple delays and plenty of convention cancellations. Activision is no exception, as they are also dealing with disruptions because of the coronavirus. However, their biggest, yearly title is still on track to release this year.
The new Call of Duty, which is rumored to be subtitled Black Ops: Cold War, is suppose to release before the end of this year, with Activision has confirming this in their latest earning report.
Activision Blizzard president and COO, Daniel Alegre, stated that employees have adapted to working from home and that Call of Duty 2020 is still on track. Details on the next game were not shared, including if the publisher plans on releasing the next title on the PS5 or Xbox Series X.
In the past, news on an upcoming Call of Duty would be released around May with gameplay footage arriving in June. Traditionally, the gameplay reveal would be during E3, but that’s obviously not happening this year.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been a huge success for Activision, in part because of the launch of Warzone — which currently has over 60 million players. If the next game brings players back to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops era, it’s likely to be another huge hit for Activision.