Details On Call of Duty's Future 'In the Coming Weeks' [UPDATED]

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Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
UPDATED: Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has dropped a few more hints about the next Call of Duty, too, during the same call.

"[We're excited by] the creative excellence and sheer scale of the game we are making," said Hirshberg, "and the unprecedented online universe that will accompany it will reset the bar for this genre, giving players a new level of immersion, connectivity, community and, of course, epic action. The game has exceeded every internal milestone and we look forward to sharing it with you soon." 

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There have been rumors flying this morning that Activision would reveal the first details on the next Call of Duty today, reportedly a prequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. On Activision's quarterly financial call this afternoon, however, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said anything concrete is a few weeks off.

"This year's Call of Duty has a very high bar to exceed," said Kotick. "We believe this year's Call of Duty initiatives will result in the best Call of Duty experiences we have created to date."

In addition to the expected sequel, Activision will be launching a microtransaction-based Call of Duty for the Asian market and a digital service called Beachhead. It's not clear what Beachhead is just yet.

Kotick said more details on all three initiatives will arrive "in the coming weeks" and the launch of the next major Call of Duty will represent Activision's "largest integrated marketing and retail campaign."
E3 just so happens to be in a couple of weeks, by the way.

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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
UPDATED: Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has dropped a few more hints about the next Call of Duty, too, during the same call.

"[We're excited by] the creative excellence and sheer scale of the game we are making," said Hirshberg, "and the unprecedented online universe that will accompany it will reset the bar for this genre, giving players a new level of immersion, connectivity, community and, of course, epic action. The game has exceeded every internal milestone and we look forward to sharing it with you soon." 

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There have been rumors flying this morning that Activision would reveal the first details on the next Call of Duty today, reportedly a prequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. On Activision's quarterly financial call this afternoon, however, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said anything concrete is a few weeks off.

"This year's Call of Duty has a very high bar to exceed," said Kotick. "We believe this year's Call of Duty initiatives will result in the best Call of Duty experiences we have created to date."

In addition to the expected sequel, Activision will be launching a microtransaction-based Call of Duty for the Asian market and a digital service called Beachhead. It's not clear what Beachhead is just yet.

Kotick said more details on all three initiatives will arrive "in the coming weeks" and the launch of the next major Call of Duty will represent Activision's "largest integrated marketing and retail campaign."
E3 just so happens to be in a couple of weeks, by the way.

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#2 Edited by cyraxible (707 posts) -

Big shocker there. Are micro-transaction based games really that big over seas? 

Edit: Third time, I'm a jerk.
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#3 Posted by Mijati (1080 posts) -

Wonder what it'll be. Will be very interesting to see what makes this one so great.

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#4 Posted by Meteora (5844 posts) -

Heard that the prequel will revolve around Ghost, one of the supporting casts in MW2.

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#5 Posted by rmanthorp (4527 posts) -
@cyraxible said:
" Big shocker there

Edit: Third time, I'm a jerk.
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Aww maaaaaaaann :<
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#6 Posted by Falconer (2053 posts) -

"In the coming weeks." Just say E3 you fool.

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#7 Posted by MeatSim (11140 posts) -

Might as well just call it Call of Duty 2011.

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#8 Posted by rukus (112 posts) -

Make it a rythm game.

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#9 Posted by Sanj (3117 posts) -

My guess is that there'll be a lot of guns and shooting people in the next game.  

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#10 Posted by PatVB (363 posts) -

This is the first I've heard about it being a prequel. Interesting.

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#11 Posted by wewantsthering (1651 posts) -

Make it stop. So over COD.

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#12 Posted by elko84 (1345 posts) -

I bet you shoot dudes in the next game, just sayin'.

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#13 Posted by TadThuggish (990 posts) -

Barf.

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#14 Posted by leebmx (2345 posts) -

Not falling for it this time....

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#15 Posted by nicky92 (77 posts) -

Lets see what they have changed to make this game better than Battlefield 3

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#16 Posted by OldManLight (1289 posts) -

im such a dumbass, i gotta know what happens with soap and capt price.

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#17 Posted by UltraMagnus (55 posts) -

"In the coming weeks"  Well bumba-shit, I wonder!  Might that mean E3?  

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#18 Posted by Luck3ySe7en (245 posts) -

I think BF3 has already set a "very high bar".  And we're still a billion months from release

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#19 Posted by Blackout62 (2037 posts) -

That silhouetted man is standing in front of a fire. Where have I seen this before?


Yes but where else?
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#20 Posted by JEC03 (1421 posts) -

Let this series die already.

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#21 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2484 posts) -

Prequel? Yawn... If it's not finishing off the modern warfare story arc then I'll just let game reviews sway my judgement since this November is filled up.

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#22 Posted by jtman54179 (183 posts) -
@Blackout62: This new game wouldnt happen to be Call of Duty : Bad Company?
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#23 Posted by QforQ (49 posts) -
@cyraxible: Yes, microtransaction games are the main type of games over in Asia.  For one, it helps fight piracy and secondly, they can easily be played in internet cafes which is how most people game in Asia.
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#24 Posted by ChrisInCali (149 posts) -

Call of Duty?  *yamn*  Oh, cool.

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#25 Posted by blacklab (1977 posts) -

Wasn't Black Ops basically a prequel to Modern Warfare?  If MW took place in the present day, and Blops ended in the 70's, then the window of time available is pretty boring. 

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#26 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -
@Blackout62:  Bad Company 2 / BC2: Vietnam
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#27 Posted by QforQ (49 posts) -

My guess is that they're going to announce Modern Warfare 3 before E3, so that Activision can own the news cycle.  Activision and Call of Duty are so big they don't need E3 to announce anything.  They can do their own announcement, then show the videos/demos at E3 on stage with Microsoft.

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#28 Posted by Toxin066 (3469 posts) -

So this is news telling us to be on the look out for more news?

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#29 Posted by Jost1 (2226 posts) -

Hey Activision: get effed

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#30 Posted by Cheesebob (1307 posts) -

I'm calling it. It will be a prequel to Stacking.

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#31 Posted by ReyGitano (2491 posts) -

Prequel, so instead of finishing the trilogy and letting it die in peace, we'll be taking a pause to milk out the final chapter even further?

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#32 Edited by Xpgamer7 (2477 posts) -

seeing the hats, clothes and style of the pic, Vietnam?

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#33 Posted by N7 (4159 posts) -

I think I can speak for the entire industry when I say: It's about time for a new Call of Duty game.

Black Ops may have been the single most important video game in the history of video games, so I'm interested to see how they can follow that act.

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#34 Posted by Tennmuerti (9082 posts) -

Gotta respect Bobby, he will squeeze water out of a stone to make more money.

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#35 Posted by Dan_CiTi (4578 posts) -

I love how all of these companies like Capcom and Activision are saying in "a few weeks" or like 4 weeks or something...which is when E3 is. So silly. 

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#36 Posted by CletusTheFoetus (149 posts) -

I would really like to see a system in the Call of Duty franchise perhaps along the lines of buyable guns, maps, single player levels that persist across games based on your xbox live or PSN account or, with regards to PC, your battle.net profile.



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#37 Posted by Tennmuerti (9082 posts) -
@N7 said:
" I think I can speak for the entire industry when I say: It's about time for a new Call of Duty game.Black Ops may have been the single most important video game in the history of video games, so I'm interested to see how they can follow that act. "
BUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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#38 Posted by Mystyr_E (1456 posts) -
@Tennmuerti said:
" Gotta respect Bobby, he will squeeze water out of a stone to make more money. "
and then charge 15$ so you can stare at the stone he drew the water from
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#39 Posted by natetodamax (19462 posts) -

Beachhead is just going to be a Call Of Duty version of Halo Waypoint

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#40 Posted by FCKSNAP (2338 posts) -

They stated that 50% revenue last year was from digital sales. I wonder what this could mean for the franchise.

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#41 Posted by CaptainObvious (2993 posts) -

Prequel to Modern Warfare?


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#42 Posted by Applederp (118 posts) -

OH BOY

IT'S THE SAME GAME JUST LIKE LAST YEAR.

SURE IS GENRE DEFINING AND MILESTONE BREAKING IN HERE

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#43 Posted by Nokterian (66 posts) -

Oh dear god no...i will be playing only Brink and Battlefield 3 for the next years to come,since well CoD all ready died since MW2 and Black Ops. Those games should never ever seen daylight when it was released. Half broken games no thank you mr kotick you wont get my money!

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#44 Posted by fillmoejoe (1579 posts) -

So Modern Warfare + Black Ops Great Hits/Waypoint site or Modern Warfare: prequel/sequel.

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#45 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5015 posts) -

*yawn*

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#46 Posted by Vaile (386 posts) -

I'll come back to say something witty once I've finished vomiting.

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#47 Posted by HatKing (7269 posts) -


So which Call of Duty game was the one that contracted 'get-off-the-skateboard-itis'?

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#48 Posted by Hef (1236 posts) -
I think bobby got his hands on some of that TF2 hat technology.  That must be the the thing that "will reset the bar for this genre, giving players a new level of immersion, connectivity, community and, of course, epic action."  The TF2 community is still going strong and they haven't got a new game since 2007!  This is the secret Kotick has been looking for since the fall of guitar hero.
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#49 Posted by Jackel2072 (2510 posts) -

i think im going to be the one person here too remain optimistic. 

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#50 Posted by Slaker117 (4873 posts) -

A prequel to Modern Warfare? Do I get to play as an up-and-coming Price? Because if they did that, I would totally jump on board. As tired as these games have become, and as ridiculous as the stories have been, I've grown attached to the characters. If they can make good on a that narrative hook, that might just be what I need to get pumped for a new CoD game.

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