This year’s entry in the Call of Duty series will be announced next month. In an earnings call that look place last night, Activision stated that the 2019 title will be shown off for the first time by the end of Q2, locking in June 30 as the last possible day for the reveal.
During the call (via SeekingAlpha), Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said that this year’s game – which is thought to be Modern Warfare 4 and is being developed by Infinity Ward – “is going to be revealed later this quarter.” For those of you keeping score at home, that means we’ll get our first look at the next Call of Duty before the end of June.
With E3 on the way, that’s not all that surprising, as we’re expecting to see some of Activision’s work among the E3 2019 games. It’s possible, however, that the developer will opt to repeat its strategy from last year – Black Ops 4 wasn’t revealed at E3 2018, but instead was shown off for the first time at a dedicated reveal event the month prior to the expo.
During the earnings call, company CFO Dennis Durkin described the new Call of Duty title as Activision Blizzard’s “most important release” (sorry Blizzard fans), and confirmed that the new game would release in the second half of this year.
That final detail is even less surprising than the reveal event, but I suppose it’s handy to have a little extra information. As mentioned above, you can expect to get a look at the new game – whatever it may be – over the next couple of months.