IGN reports that during an investors call concerning the Q4 2012 financials of Activision Blizzard, the publisher confirmed that a new Call of Duty will be releasing towards the end of the year. Details as to whether it will be another installment in the Modern Warfare or Blacks Ops series were not made public, though additional details are included after the jump.
The previous installment in the long-running franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, was the first video game to ever generate more than $1 billion in sales within 15 days after launching. By comparison, 2009 blockbuster “Avatar” needed 17 days to generate the same amount. Though launching late in the year, Blacks Ops 2 did manage to be the highest-grossing title throughout 2012, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 coming in at place 9.
For the next installment in the franchise, Activision Blizzard has stated it is making conservative estimates. According to statements made during the call, business will be tougher during the supposedly upcoming console transition.