A financial analyst firm has predicted that next year’s Call of Duty installment will continue on with the Black Ops subseries.
Analyst firm Cowen & Company has reportedly commented on publisher Activision Blizzard’s potential performance in the coming fiscal year. While the firm suggests the publisher and its investors have too much confidence in the success of the upcoming Overwatch League, one property in which Cowen is expecting promising numbers is the Call of Duty series.
The analyst reportedly expects this year’s Call of Duty: WWII to do much better than last year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, with an additional prediction that a release of Call of Duty: Black Ops IV will continue the franchise’s upward trend in 2018. The Black Ops games are some of Activision’s most popular Call of Duty installments, but the publisher hasn’t tried a fourth installment of any subseries since the games started breaking off after the iconic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, so it remains to be seen how fans will respond to yet another jump into Black Ops.
Activision Blizzard is releasing its quarterly earnings report on November 2nd, at which time fans should get a better idea of what’s in store for the publisher.
The earnings report will drop just a day before the launch of Call of Duty: WWII, which recently had much of its content leaked, following the game’s PC beta. The developer tried to get ahead of the leaks by offering some reveals of its own and claiming that some of the leaked information was inaccurate or subject to change.
Call of Duty: WWII is slated to launch November 3rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.