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Activision Confirms A New Call Of Duty For Later This Year

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...?

Tags: call of duty, call of duty 2013, call of duty modern warfare 3, modern warfare sequel

2/7/2013 11:18:36 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (36 posts)

PSTan
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 11:30:39 PM
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Haven't played since mw2. Will keep an eye out to see if this new one is any good but I'm not too hyped. Hopefully it keeps giving the fans what they want.

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matt99
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 11:31:21 PM
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They should take the year off, reboot the series and then come out with a kick ass next gen CoD.

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Nas Is Like
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 2:11:34 AM

Black Ops 2 is kick ass though. Best CoD game since Modern Warfare 2 (in my humble opinion).

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 11:34:17 PM
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Activision announces another CoD title set to be released later this year..
And in other news, the Sun will rise tomorrow

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Simcoe
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 9:16:43 AM

...and hell hasn't frozen over yet.

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Deleted User
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 11:38:41 PM
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I'm sure Tina Sanchez and her pancake flat ass are getting ready for another session of talking tough to horny, hungry 12 year-old boys who can't beat anybody in a casual shooter without cheating come November 2013.

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Nas Is Like
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 2:15:28 AM

You sound bitter and pathetic right now. I play CoD games and I am nothing like you described. In the same context, most of the people I hear online are well over the age of 20. You're clearly talking out of your ass. Grow up.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 8:35:35 AM

lol who is Tina Sanchez?

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Deleted User
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 8:49:21 AM

@ Nas

Whatever you say.

@ World

Tina Sanchez if the former community manager at IGN and 1up who is now the CM for Infinity Ward, the probable designers of CoD MW 4; unless Activision has a 3rd company creating a new series.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 10:11:15 AM

good to know

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evilmunkie
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 12:33:23 PM

mmmm, pancakes

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 1:43:48 PM

It's a shame these guys don't know how to patch their games correctly, COD multiplayer full of modders and hackers.

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 12:39:24 AM
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I think it would really, really be a good idea if they took 1 year off. The CoD itch will itch more and more and people wont resist and scratch. If CoD is to stay #1, it needs 1 year off.

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Nas Is Like
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 2:12:32 AM

There's very little chance of that happening. As long as CoD keeps selling like it is, why should they take a year off? You may not enjoy it but millions of gamers across the world do.

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clockwyzebkny
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 12:47:52 AM
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I agree with you guys Every COD game has been good on their own right. Definitely not bad but there's barely any progression BO2 had the most significant changes especially in the campaign mode But the annual occurrence is starting to grow tiring. I think its next release should be on next gen consoles even though it might remain as more of the same but with next gen graphics

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Geobaldi
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 2:07:36 AM
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I'll still be too busy playing Battlefield to notice.

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Nas Is Like
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 2:14:18 AM

Seems to me like you've already noticed. ;)

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Nas Is Like
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 2:14:02 AM
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There won't be a Modern Warfare 4. Mark my words. Modern Warfare series ended officially at Modern Warfare 3.

I wonder if this new Call of Duty will be one of the expected ones with a futuristic or space warfare...

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Lord carlos
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 2:31:19 AM
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srill have to pick up mw3
spec ops was fun co op goodness

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booze925
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 2:31:43 AM
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The "You don't say!" meme comes to mind.

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___________
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 3:43:08 AM
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and in other amazing news, the sky is blue, cows go moo, and the sun is hot!
only question that remains is if this is going to try continue the story emphasis BO2 contained.
i doubt it, IW have always been the michael bay of the gaming industry...............
big boom and fireballs, no substance!

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faraga
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 4:44:22 AM

They used to be better. Anyone here will agree that COD4 was an awesome game and wasn't over the top at all.

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clockwyzebkny
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 6:13:53 AM
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Yea COD4 was really a classic. That's why activision serves and repeats every year.
What they fail to realise is what made COD4 have such a big impact.
It was pretty groundbreaking when it came out. But making essentially a similar game, with slightly fresher coating, wears thin
I remember having MW4 on my radar when i first saw the trailers and playthroughs.
It's funny because i distinctly remember saying to myself "i hope this game gets recognised when it's released."

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oONewcloudOo
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 8:11:53 AM
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I'd be more interested if the announced a new COD for vita. A proper one this time.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 8:36:34 AM
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Warfighter is so pretty.

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xenris
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 9:55:06 AM
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I wonder what the setting is going to be? I'm not surprised there is another one, this is going to keep happening until CoD stops selling which might never happen unless something way better, that appeals to those gamers comes along and dethrones it. Which is a daunting near impossible task I would say.

Maybe they will destroy themselves though. I think some gamers are getting sick of annualization and no not just me :P

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clockwyzebkny
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 1:39:03 PM

Remember Guitar Hero? I use to love those games. I feel like if they were released every 2 - 3 years, the series would have had more longevity.
COD wont and hasnt died so quickly but gamers will get tired of itIt's happening already albeit really slowly

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wackazoa
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 10:31:43 AM
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Go back to WW2... Best one I played was World at War.

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JROD0823
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 1:01:31 PM
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All I have to say about a new CoD is...Meh.

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 1:53:26 PM
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Vietnam, that's were they u should go back.

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ulsterscot
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 4:11:34 PM
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im so excited
i just can't hide it
doo doo do di doo

Take a year off? why?
Everybody who buys it loves the annual release - why deprive the fans of what they want?

If its to give the other devs a chance - no - its up to them to make a game thats more fun to coax cod fans away.

If more time to develop would result in an even more fun game - then bobby should through another team at it full time (raven or sledgehammer) and let infinity ward and treyarch have a 3 year development cycle.

Booked the 2nd week of november off again so they better stick to our usual schedule.

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Darwin1967
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 4:15:52 PM
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LOL, "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." Based on how they have responded...or rather NOT responded to the utter crap that is BLOPS2, one of the laggiest,cheated, hateful to the PS3 crowd, pieces of crap I've ever seen dribble from the crack of Activision....I can't imagine WHY they are thinking their next release will be...an under achiever.

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ulsterscot
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 4:24:42 PM

you must have got a scratched disc copy or something - mine works bloody marvellously

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Underdog15
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 7:24:58 PM

A friend of mine couldn't finish it due to freeze issues. Deleted game data... Everything. Still didn't work.

I have had it freeze on occasion during map loads in multiplayer, but I had no issues in the campaign. Well, aside from a really bad checkpoint save. (start over with a grenade between my feet...)

But there are people that report issues without support.

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Darwin1967
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 4:55:12 PM
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Nope...I have top notch internet that I pay out the nose for, which means with the inherent lag compensation crap I am basically screwed...i love rubber banding and being dragged down to those who basically connect through gerbils on running wheels.

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Underdog15
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 7:27:39 PM

This is a frustration of mine, too. Why can't they test ping and download to select the best host? Simple. If you have dialup or something, you shouldn't be able to play online. The back of the box says you need broadband. That should be required our match make bad internet people together

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