Gaming insider drops major hint on potential MW4 reveal date - Dexerto
Call of Duty

Gaming insider drops major hint on potential MW4 reveal date

Published: 17/May/2019 20:54 Updated: 18/May/2019 10:02

by Eli Becht

Share


Fans of Call of Duty have been eagerly waiting for news about Modern Warfare 4, and it looks like a reveal could be coming soon. 

While the 2019 installment of the Call of Duty series has not yet been confirmed yet, the multitude of leaks and rumors that have surfaced over the past few months strongly suggest that it will be Modern Warfare 4.

Still, with the end of May fast approaching, fans have been getting restless about the lack of any formal announcement or reveal about the next game.

With several prominent CoD YouTubers having been invited to Activision’s studios in Los Angeles, many expected the reveal to have taken place on Thursday, May 16, but instead were given an in-depth look at the upcoming Call of Duty Mobile game.

However, a gaming industry insider appears to have revealed that the game could be officially announced and revealed as early as shortly after next week.

Reddit500

In the screenshot above, insider ‘Shinobi602’ can be seen saying that the press is expected to get a look at the game “next week,” which would be the week of May 20.

The actual reveal of the game to the public should come in the “near future,” according to the insider, which could end up taking place before the end of May. 

While there’s always the chance that this insider’s information could end up being inaccurate, but his reports seem to make sense, considering that no CoD game has ever been first revealed later than in May.

Shinobi does have some credibility to his name, having been an industry insider for several years and has amassed numerous relationships with developers back when NeoGAF was popular.

Call of DutyIs Modern Warfare 4 going to be the next Call of Duty?

CoD 2019 – What we know so far

There are a lot of signs pointing to the reveal of Modern Warfare 4, the most recent one being the supposed trip Call of Duty YouTubers took to Activision to preview the new game. Tom ‘Syndicate‘ Cassell took a trip to California that he couldn’t go in-depth about, but many fans instantly assumed it was to Activision.

It’s actually not even confirmed to be Modern Warfare 4 but that has been what all of the signs have been pointing to about CoD 2019.

An ex-Infinity Ward developer seemingly confirmed it was going to be a Modern Warfare title by telling a Twitter user to buy brown pants after the user said he’s shit himself if the next game was MW4.

With all of these rumors out there, it would be surprising to not hear anything soon. In the meantime, all we can do is wait for the inevitable announcement of what the future of Call of Duty looks like.

Call of Duty

Warzone boosts Activision microtransactions to over $1 billion in 3 months

Published: 30/Oct/2020 0:54

by Isaac McIntyre

Share


Activision Blizzard has confirmed Warzone is indeed the mammoth money-maker everyone was always expecting it to be; the ever-growing Modern Warfare battle royale boosted the Call of Duty publisher’s total Q3 2020 earnings to $1.77 billion, including $1.2 billion in microtransactions.

Activision Blizzard, the overseers in charge of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, shattered expectations when they unveiled their Q3 2020 earnings on Oct. 29. The publisher made $1.77 billion over the past three months.

Much of that, Dexerto can confirm the publishers revealed in an investors call on Thursday, was due to the popularity of Warzone. The new Modern Warfare battle royale has gone from strength to strength since its mega-sized release on March 10 earlier this year.

According to Activision in the call, Warzone alone was responsible for bringing in a $773m slice of the total $1.7b sum. Modern Warfare sales also added to the haul.

Activision’s Blizzard arm also raked in a hefty chunk of the Q3 profits. Hearthstone and World of Warcraft ⁠— which is just four weeks from its next expansion ⁠— made $411m. Finally, King’s mobile juggernaut ‘Candy Crush’ dominated with $536m.

Warzone’s dominance in the past eight months comes as no surprise. Recently, the Call of Duty battle royale overtook genre leader Fortnite as the most popular free-to-play title on the market for teen gamers, according to Yahoo Finance.

This has translated directly into Activision’s financial success. 

The publishers reported close to two-thirds of Warzone players either owned the full Modern Warfare title, or purchased the 2019 game’s multiplayer and campaign after playing.

“What we’ve seen with Call of Duty is an amazing transformation,” Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, said. “The phenomenon we had with Warzone is so many people are buying the premium Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Call of Duty microtransactions were also four times higher thanks to Warzone.

Warzone fired Activision's Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.
Infinity Ward
Warzone fired Activision’s huge Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.

In raw numbers, this has led to a huge 38% increase in revenue year on year, or a $490 million spike between Q3 2019 and the new Q3 2020 earnings.

“Warzone has really become an incredible addition to the franchise. It’s a central place where we can connect the entire Call of Duty community,” Kotick continued.

“I think maintaining that tight connection to the game is really important, especially for players who want to check out everything Call of Duty has to offer. You saw that with Modern Warfare. We plan to continue that into the future.”

Activision is banking on Warzone's momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
Treyarch
Activision is banking on Warzone’s momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty has always been a juggernaut seller in the gaming community. It is now expected to continue its momentum into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War early next month.

Black Ops Cold War will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on Nov. 13 with all three connected via crossplay. World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, is also finally set to drop soon after, on Monday, Nov. 23.