Activision has confirmed a new Call of Duty will arrive this year, which may not come as a surprise to the community as a new Call of Duty tends to come out every year, but this is the first time it's been officially confirmed so fast. The news was shared in an earnings call on Feb. 4. While a transcript has not been made public yet, those in attendance are reporting that Activision confirmed a new Call of Duty would arrive later this year.
Everything else is a mystery; whether it will be tied to Warzone, which studio is handling it, and what time period it will be set in.
As for the financial report, Activision dominated the 2020 calendar year. The Call of Duty franchise saw monthly active users of 128 million, while sustaining more than 100 million monthly active users throughout the year. In-game purchases on both consoles and PCs grew by 40%. Across all their titles, games, and platforms, Activision has over 300 million users playing each month.
It also helps to have a thriving mobile catalog including Call of Duty Mobile which launched in China in December and has already climbed to the top of the charts. It's no surprise that Activision will continue to push out a Call of Duty every year, no matter if it causes a time crunch or an awkward Call of Duty League season.
If it's gonna make money, it's going to be made.