At its fourth quarter earnings call today, Activision has confirmed, unsurprisingly, that a new Call of Duty game will be released later this year - the ninth such title, excluding spin-offs and compilations, in the most successful game series of all time.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 generated gross revenues of $775 million in its first five days after worldwide release, breaking previous sales records set by Call of Duty: Black Ops this time last year.
The number of pirated video games has increased by 20% in the last five years, that's according to research published by internet piracy analysts Envisional. Game publishers are worried that they are potentially losing millions in lost revenue to illegal downloads.
As anticipation mounts over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's near-global release on November 8th, Activision, the game's publisher, has released this live action trailer featuring Jonah Hill, Dwight Howard and Sam Worthington.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been confirmed for release this autumn and will directly continue on from where the storyline left off in the second-last installation, Modern Warfare 2, of the hugely successful game franchise. Last year’s release, Call of Duty: Black Ops, was the most successful game of all time, breaking opening day sales records and grossing $360 million in its first twenty-four hours alone, exceeding Modern Warfare 2 sales by $50 million.
The first PS3 DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops will be available to download this March 3. The map pack, known as First Strike, will contain five new maps in total; four multi-player maps titled the Berlin Wall, Discovery, Kowloon, and Stadium, and one zombie map Ascension.
Months of speculation have ended over who will develop the next release of the hugely successful Call of Duty franchise, with relatively unknown games developer Sledgehammer Games being awarded the honourable task.
Call of Duty: Black Ops has broken opening day sales records previously set by its predecessor Modern Warfare 2 by selling 5.6 million units in the US and UK alone, with gross earnings of $360 million dollars.
With just over a week until the release of the most anticipated game this year, Call of Duty: Black Ops publisher Activision have released another teasing trailer. This trailer has everything - including assassinated president John F. Kennedy and a Rolling Stones number for good measure.
According to GameStop’s senior vice president of merchandising Bob McKenzie, Call of Duty: Black Ops is outperforming its predecessor Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on preorder sales, although no exact figure has been quoted.