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Activision: New CoD For 2012, Diablo III Pushed Back

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.

Tags: call of duty, cod, activision, diablo iii, diablo 3

2/9/2012 9:26:09 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

556pineapple
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 9:39:27 PM
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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.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 9:54:31 PM
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I hate Activision as much as I love Blizzard and that's a lot.

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YashaZz
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:20:26 PM

Are you into WoW at all?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:24:08 PM

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

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YashaZz
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:31:57 PM

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

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:52:57 PM

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.

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Cpt_Geez
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 9:55:59 PM
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Lol it would have been a shock if activision announced that they wouldn't be releasing a new COD this year.

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TrophyHunter
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 11:41:52 AM

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

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 12:53:30 PM

Right

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JackDillinger89
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 12:11:24 AM
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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.

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___________
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 2:21:11 AM
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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.......

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H0TSHELLZ
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 7:55:08 AM

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

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Fane1024
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 7:24:08 AM
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I guess water is still wet.

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Nas Is Like
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 9:11:08 AM
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"Brace yourselves. This is going to come as a tremendous shock."

Hmm, some damn fine sarcasm right thar. Cheers.

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TrophyHunter
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 11:43:52 AM
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So basically, Elite 1 was just a Beta release.

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 12:19:32 PM
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Ahhh, so they want more money now.

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Robochic
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 2:52:00 PM
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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.

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SS4
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 11:15:23 AM
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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.

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Masterofallz
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 12:20:55 PM
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YES OMG A NEW COD FINALLY I'VE GOT MY $60 READY. PLEASE FEED ME BOBBY!

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