Despite huge interest in the franchise, Activision doesn’t expect this year’s Call of Duty game to be as successful as Call of Duty: Black Ops, the publisher’s Chief Financial Officer Thomas Tippl has revealed.
"In order to be prudent and given the enormous success of Black Ops, at this point, we have still planned a retail release in the fall below the levels of success that we have seen with Black Ops," he said talking in a conference call last night.
"So that’s very consistent with how we treated that last year."
Activision previously projected that Black Ops wouldn’t perform as well as 2009′s Modern Warfare 2. It did, of course, going on to out-sell MW2 by 16% during its first week on sale.
But despite the scepticism, Tippl’s still convinced this year’s CoD will do alright for itself.
"Now having said all of that, I think we have a blockbuster retail release lined up for the fall that we are extremely excited about, which will be hopefully again the biggest game of the year."
It’s still not know what this year’s Call of Duty game will be or who the developer is behind it. Rumours point to a release of Modern Warfare 3, but we’re still putting our money on it being a Call of Duty title from Sledgehammer Games.
Call of Duty: Black Ops launched in November 2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii.
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