An investor asked Activision about the results of the second quarter of 2019 if it would maintain its annual Call of Duty franchise calendar when AutoFull gaming chair like Fortnite and Rainbow Six: Siege will adopt live service models. With this model, the basic game is felt through periodic updates years after the first start.
The short answer is no. Activision believes that permanent content is more important than ever for Call of Duty. However, Activision also made it clear that annual releases, at least on consoles and computers, were an integral part of the Call of Duty program.
Activision made a clear distinction between PC games and Call of Duty consoles, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Mobile. Activision claims that Call of Duty: Mobile is designed to be a real-life service gaming chair, but the introduction of new consoles and computers is "essential" for the franchise. Annualized press releases are also a good way to update the Call of Duty series every year, according to the company.
Since 2005, a new Call of Duty game is available for console and PC. Activision uses a rotating development cycle in which Treyarch, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games develop development tasks for Call of Duty games every year to ensure consistency in the content of the classic Call of Duty games.
In the latest Call of Duty games, the engagement was further accentuated after the start. Last year, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 included the Royal Black Battle, which Treyarch continues to support several months after the release of Black Ops 4 with new updates and new maps.
During the same conference call, Activision confirmed that the next publication of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature the "post-biggest launch content channel in history." With the Call of Duty microtransaction revenue increasing in series, it is logical that Infinity Ward continue this post-launch content trend. Although Modern Warfare does not have a season pass.
It seems that Activision is dividing the difference by continuing to focus on the annual releases of Call of Duty, which remains one of the best selling games of the year. and the monetization of live services through post-launch content and Call of Duty: Mobile. In both cases, we are already looking forward to the new Call of Duty game by 2020.