The next Call of Duty game is still on track to release later this year, Activision confirmed during its latest financial earnings call, but there’s still more content on the way for the series’ latest entry, Modern Warfare and its standalone battle royale mode, Warzone.
During the call, Activision confirmed that a new season of content for Modern Warfare and Warzone will release this quarter, as will new content for Call of Duty: Mobile. Moreover, the publisher reiterated that Warzone “has become an important part of the Call of Duty franchise and ecosystem,” and it will “continue to invest in Warzone significantly in terms of content, new modes, new ways to play, and more.”
This echoes what developer Infinity Ward has recently said about the future of the battle royale mode. In an interview, Infinity Ward’s Taylor Kurosaki teased that Warzone will be the “throughline that connects all the various sub-franchises of Call of Duty,” suggesting that it will continue to be supported with new content even after the next game in the series arrives.
Warzone has certainly been a big success for Activision thus far. The game hit 15 million players within a week of its launch back in March, and it has now reached over 60 million players since release. Despite being free to download and play, Activision says the game also helped boost Modern Warfare’s sales thanks to the fact the two support cross-progression with one another.
Modern Warfare has also been performing exceptionally well. Activision says the game has “sold through more units and has more players than any prior Call of Duty title at this point after its release,” and its sell-through in the first quarter of 2020 was “the highest for the franchise outside of a launch quarter.”
As for the next Call of Duty game, Activision hasn’t revealed any new details, but the publisher teases it “already looks great.” The title is reportedly a Cold War/Vietnam-era Black Ops spin-off, but nothing has been officially announced yet.
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