New Call of Duty confirmed for 2013

Activision reveals next entry in long-running first-person shooter series to launch this year; game not expected to be as successful as Black Ops II.

Activision today confirmed a new Call of Duty game will launch in 2013. The news was revealed during a post-earnings financial call, where Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg also revealed the new entry in the franchise is not expected to perform as well as the record-breaking Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

"The Call of Duty franchise continues to set the bar for innovation and we expect the new Call of Duty game in development for 2013 to raise that bar even higher," Hirshberg said.

"There is increased volatility this year due to the ongoing console transition, which makes predicting the future more challenging than during normal years in the cycle. For Call of Duty, consistent with our past practices, we are planning for the mainline release in Q4 to be down versus 2012," Activision CFO Dennis Durkin added.

This unnamed game is expected to launch in Activision's fourth quarter, which runs October-December. New consoles from Microsoft and Sony are rumored to launch around the same time. Next-generation Call of Duty games are believed to be in development.

According to the latest rumor, this year's Call of Duty game will be Modern Warfare 4. No developer for the project has been named, though Treyarch can likely be ruled out, as that studio shipped Black Ops II just three months ago.

Activision currently has five studios working on Call of Duty games: Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, and Neversoft Entertainment.

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839 comments
UnrealPro
UnrealPro

Call of Duty...innovation...that's an oxymoron!

Earth2023
Earth2023

Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 4? NO.... Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare: WWIII 

migelpsp
migelpsp

Great! but when is the trailer would be come out!

eiji1
eiji1

Eddie, I think at this point you're allowed to add a prefix to headlines such as this:


"Surprise, surprise: New Call of Duty confirmed for 2013".

tmacman
tmacman

The Sun will come up tomorrow as well! :O 

LJMStrike
LJMStrike

Modern Warfare pushing the bar of innovation!

I've always praised their games for the amazing gameplay :-). 

I mean there was no game  that came before, that got  you to view a soldier in a first person perspective, it was like looking through a soldiers eyes and stuff. Also being able to fire a gun using a controller WOW!!!... I never thought that innovation would come this far.


Thanks Eric "hugs"

itchyflop
itchyflop

no shock, however im enjoying black ops i must admit

zzamaro
zzamaro

Next year: Black Ops III

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

"The Call of Duty franchise continues to set the bar for innovation and we expect the new Call of Duty game in development for 2013 to raise that bar even higher," Hirshberg said. 

There is Living In a Bubble Of Unadulterated Delusion, And Then There Is THIS.

44montana97
44montana97

"the call of duty franchise continues to set the bar for innovation", ok dude, are you f**cking kidding me

OtherFabbros
OtherFabbros

MONEY IS EVERYTHING! (Jin Kazama, Tekken 6)

Richard841
Richard841

So they have confirmed there will be a 2013 texture pack...

tightwad34
tightwad34

And in other news: In 2013 people will be born, people will die, haters will hate, people will continue to be idiots, the US will continue to be split in half, and the world will continue to turn.

SultaN-s
SultaN-s

Yet Gamespot will give it an 8. Reviewers are accessories before, during and after the fact !

Loshead
Loshead

COD has set the bar for innovation.  Its very innovative to make the same game every year and sell more than the previous. That's innovation, or is that the definition of insanity....

Gonefishing95
Gonefishing95

Modern warfare 4 story line - Turns out your character had a kid and he has become an evil master mind who rules the bloody Taliban who manage to set a couple nukes off

ObxChillin
ObxChillin

it would b cool if they waited a year or two. then it would probably get people excited and it would probably b really bada**. When it comes out every year its nothin special, just another CoD that wont "woah" me like CoD 4 did

senseless_dj
senseless_dj

People like crappy entertainment. eg transformers movies, cod games...

Anime_Fan1986
Anime_Fan1986

It doesn't need to be confirmed... We already know there's a COD coming out in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well.

lorider25
lorider25

A new COD game?  OH YEAH!

High Five Guys!.........Guys? 

DouglassIndust
DouglassIndust

These COD games they keep making are for little kids now, look at BO2 I haven't played with an actual adult yet. Kids rule everything now and thats who I gotta put up with when playing CODs.

AlexFili
AlexFili

Don't really get why they have to make one release per year. Eventually people will get bored of it.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

Hey GS stupid u should have use "Another" instead of "New"

nuclearV2mssile
nuclearV2mssile

Sun shine, Grass Grow, Birds chirp and cats meow and Activision pumps out another call of duty. Move on gentlemen.

vashish39
vashish39

i wish they make feedbackula for this xD

dre256x
dre256x

5 Studios working on 2 games of same series... Isn't that kinda putting your eggs into one basket?  Not good business model.. But continue bringing on the CoD's


PsychoticKingAJ
PsychoticKingAJ

@LJMStrike you my sir are an idiot, Both Counter strike and medal of honor came out prior to Call of Duty

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Loshead CoD is innovative in that it has achieved greater success each year despite little difference between versions. No other company has managed to do that as successfully as Activision and doing something no one has ever done before is the essence of innovation. Progress and development as well as innovation are positively charged words, although they only say that something is changing, moving forward or in another direction. If that direction is bad or good is up to debate.

Loshead
Loshead

Where's Vass when you need him, we need to sick him on Activision!

Loshead
Loshead

@ObxChillin COD 4 woahed the hell out of me and I have yet to be woahed since

Loshead
Loshead

@DouglassIndust I actually like BO2, COD 4 and BO2 are my favorite with COD 4 being better by far. Im just happy I haven't had to pay for a COD game since COD 4, I get them for free from work otherwise I wouldn't buy it.

stealthyninja81
stealthyninja81

im sure he knows. he just doesnt care cause he gets paid regardless of his comment's accuracy