Activision has stated in its recent investors call that the studio is developing several unannounced titles in the Call of Duty universe, as well as confirming that the mobile division of the franchise is quite the moneymaker, earning over a billion dollars last year in microtransactions! Check out the details on this development on COD below.
As mentioned in the earnings report for Activision:
- Call of Duty net bookings on console and PC declined year-over-year in the fourth quarter, reflecting lower premium sales for COD: Vanguard versus the year ago title and lower engagement in Call of Duty: Warzone™. Fourth quarter in-game player investment on console and PC remained well above the level seen prior to the March 2020 launch of Warzone.
- Development on this year’s premium and Warzone experiences is being led by Activision’s renowned Infinity Ward studio. The team is working on the most ambitious plan in franchise history, with industry-leading innovation and a broadly appealing franchise setting.
- Call of Duty Mobile net bookings grew year-over-year in the fourth quarter, driven by continued contribution from the game in China. For the full year, Call of Duty Mobile net bookings grew strongly, with 2021 worldwide consumer spending on the title exceeding $1 billion.
- Studio expansion has continued to add development resources worldwide as plans continue for ongoing live operations and new, unannounced titles in the Call of Duty universe.
There you have it. Despite the numerous scandals that rocked the company, Activision Blizzard continues to be dominant in the gaming industry with the COD franchise, and we can certainly expect more things from them in the future thanks to that massive buyout.
Source: Activision Blizzard