As the swirling mess that is Blizzard and the Blitzchung debacle continues to make headlines, now even involving US lawmakers, Activision has swooped in to steal the limelight with an all-new setlist of games. Bungie walking out earlier this year to become its own independent studio may have set Activision back a bit, but they are planning to do more than just replacing Destiny with a new IP. Nearly 10 brand-new titles have been alluded to, and there's much more to expect from one of gaming's greediest publishers.
At least the creative ingenuity over at Activision hasn't been squandered in the quest for better profits.
These projects are NOT ONLY Call of Duty, BUT since you have a cod fan base, 3 of these titles will be Call of Duty projects. This is excluding Modern Warfare. The other 7 are non cod related. I hope this excites fans for the future of what's to come.— TheGamingRevolution (@TheGamingRevoYT) October 18, 2019
Revealed by industry insider and leaker TheGamingRevolution, Activision has set some interesting goals for the future. Along with 3 new Call of Duty games, Activision plans to develop a third-party IP to replace Destiny and 6 additional non-COD titles. It's unclear what these games may entail, though TheGamingRevolution did point out that some of these games would be designed by Call of Duty developers. A non-COD Treyarch game could be promising, seeing that both Black Ops 3 and 4 were pretty well-received, despite their multitude of loot boxes. However, some gamers might hold a grudge against the corporation and consider buying Call of Duty as a form of supporting Blizzard.
Though some may still be concerned about Activision Blizzard after its recent string of bad decisions regarding the Blitzchung incident, there's still much to anticipate within the next few years. Investors themselves see the potential in the company's future, seeing that Activision is winning the video game wars. World of Warcraft Classic and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will bolster Activision's appeal as they design and develop a completely revamped set of games for the next-gen audiences. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two are just around the corner and Activision is already ahead of the curve.
*sorry, I was just corrected since we were all misinterpreting this— TheGamingRevolution (@TheGamingRevoYT) October 18, 2019
Apparently, 10 different Activision projects have begun across their studios, not just the COD studios. 3 are Call of Duty, one is a new third party IP to replace the gap that Destiny once filled.
Despite TheGamingRevolution's track record with leaks, the information has yet to be cemented in truth by Activision. It is clear the publisher is gearing up for some sort of expansion, and though Blizzard itself gets browbeaten for a variety of reasons—from video games to international diplomacy—there's a bevy of interesting titles from them that many are excited for, namely Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2. Aside from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the most recently dropped COD: Mobile, the only other Activision game on the docket is Black Ops 5, which is set for release in Q4 2020.
It will be interesting to see what Activision has in store for fans, especially with a third-party IP in their grasp and COD developers branching out to brighter horizons.