New Call of Duty for 2014 confirmed

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick confirms new entry in blockbuster FPS series coming in 2014, as well as new Skylanders game.

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A new Call of Duty game will launch in 2014, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick confirmed last night during an earnings call discussing the company's recent financial results for the quarter ended September 30.

Speaking about the publisher's upcoming product pipeline, Kotick confirmed the new game, as well as a new entry in the Skylanders series.

"We also expect to launch new Call of Duty and Skylanders titles and a major new potential franchise with Bungie's Destiny," Kotick said.

No details about the new Call of Duty and Skylanders titles were provided. Call of Duty studios Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games are believed to be working on new entries in the series.

Sledgehammer's new Call of Duty game--aiming for "hyper-realism"--will reportedly feature a "fresh new AAA aural experience." Meanwhile, Treyarch created the Black Ops sub-brand.

Also during the call, Kotick said Activision continues to work with Chinese Internet giant Tencent on Call of Duty Online, a free-to-play entry in the series in development for China.

Call of Duty: Ghosts, developed by Infinity Ward, was released Tuesday on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will follow later this month at launch. The game generated $1 billion at retail on launch day, though this figure represents sell-in, not sell-through.

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