Call of Duty publisher Activision has just held its latest earnings call, which is always an interesting time for fans.
And the company certainly didn’t disappoint, confirming plans to release a new Call of Duty in 2020.
The 2020 Call of Duty doesn’t have an exact release date, although Activision did reveal that it would launch in the fourth quarter of the year.
It’s not hugely surprising news, but it is a relief to see that one of the biggest franchises of all time is getting a new entry in such a transitional year.
Unfortunately, however, Activision didn’t reveal whether the new Call of Duty would launch on Xbox Series X and PS5.
But fear not Call of Duty fans, because based on Activision’s previous track record, a next-gen Call of Duty looks extremely likely in 2020.
The excellent Call of Duty 2 was a launch title for the Xbox 360 all the way back in 2005, while Call of Duty Ghosts launched alongside the Xbox One years later.
With rumours that this year’s Call of Duty will be a new entry in the Black Ops series, next-gen console owners should be in store for a treat.
A recent tweet from reliable Call of Duty leaker LongSensation would shed some light on the potential Black Ops reboot.
According to LongSensation, the new Black Ops game could ditch the numbers in a similar way to Modern Warfare in 2019.
The soft reboot will reportedly take place across a 40-year period, and include campaigns set during the Vietnam and Korean Wars.
LongSensation tweeted: “Set during the Cold War. Spans the entire 40+ years and incs Vietnam and Korean War. Described as even more gritty and gruesome than Modern Warfare.”
With Modern Warfare really pushing the boundaries of current-gen hardware, it will be interesting to see how realistic the games will look on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Speaking of Modern Warfare, the Call of Duty news comes at a time when Activision is getting ready to unleash the second season of content for the popular shooter.
Modern Warfare Season 2 will reportedly introduce a brand new Battle Royale mode, similar to the one found in Black Ops 4.
That’s on top of at least one new map, a host of new weapons and unlockable items, plus the return of Ghost.
Activision has also dropped one or two hints about the Rust Map from Modern Warfare 2 possibly making a return.
As for the Activision earnings call, the company also confirmed plans to release a number of new remasters and re-imaginings of classic titles.
This follows the huge success of remakes like the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing.