Activision feels good about their next Call of Duty game, saying that the aging franchise “has never been stronger.” Call of Duty: Black Ops II was the best selling game of the franchise, and Activision feels CoD: Ghosts will be able to top it. Regarding the popularity of Call of Duty and the series’ overall success, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said:
“All I can tell you is that the franchise has never been stronger. At this moment in time, we have more people playing every month, more people logging on to play every day, a better digital business with people playing longer into the cycle of each product and purchasing more DLC and purchasing micro-DLC and purchasing season passes. Those are all the hard measures. How is the content we’re making selling? Are people enjoying it? That seems to be going well. Then you look at the softer measures, just in terms of social media engagement and video views. Anticipation is high for Ghosts. When you’re building off such a strong foundation of engaged players, that’s usually a pretty good sign.”
Call of Duty: Ghosts will be launching on November 5th, for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, and Wii U.