So the hype train for the next Call of Duty has started extra early this year with Ashton Williams, senior communications manager at Infinity Ward, tweeting images of skulls for no reason.
Jason Schreier from Kotaku seems to have some insider knowledge and says this is not for Ghosts 2, so the next game may feature Simon “Ghost” Riley from Modern Warfare. Spoiler: He died at the end of the second game so the game may be a prequel.
— Ashton Williams (@ashtonisVULCAN) January 2, 2019
Anyway, it’s super, super early for COD hype, that usually kicks off in March, but that’s probably because at present Activision have just two games scheduled for this year, Crash Team Racing and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The annual COD will make three games for 2019, but that’s a sparse line up for any publisher, especially one the size of Activision.
Of course Overwatch and Destiny will continue to pootle along and generate money which is all investors – and therefore Activision – care about, but for gamers, the risk taking glory days of Activision are long gone.