Activision CEO: There will always be Call of Duty games

The franchise has been around for 13 years.

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Since the first Call of Duty arrived on PC in 2003, the franchise has been holding its own, pingponging between various developers from Infinity Ward to Treyarch to even Sledgehammer. And according to Actvision CEO Bobby Kotick, that isn;t going to change any time soon.

"We've had Call of Duty games played on virtually every console for the last 14 years," he said on the Corner Office podcast on Marketplace. "So the idea of having a game that centers around armed conflict through history ... you never run out of ideas for Call of Duty games. There will always be Call of Duty games. And they'll be played on a variety of devices."

Of course, given that the franchise has made more than $11 billion as of early 2015, it is understandable that Activision would want to keep pushing the label. The franchise started with World War 2, but has visited Vietnam, and even modern scenarios. The latest installment is even taking a futuristic look at the series with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, coming on November 4. Infinity Ward is even hoping to make Infinite Warfare its own subseries in the franchise.

So don;t expect the series to slow down anytime soon. Even if it looks nothing like the original, if Activision has its way, there will always be some title with a Call of Duty label on it.

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    September 14, 2016 7:42 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Activision CEO: There will always be Call of Duty games

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      September 14, 2016 8:03 AM

      Fo eva eva?

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      September 14, 2016 8:03 AM

      <Insert evil laugh>

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      September 14, 2016 9:12 AM

      They should say this about River Raid. Or Kaboom!.

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        September 14, 2016 10:07 AM

        Need more Pitfall!

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      September 14, 2016 9:32 AM

      Good, it's a great franchise. There's been a few weak entries here and there along with some extremely questionable decisions (like Black Ops III for PS3 at full price), but they've got a good thing going and they definitely know how to cater to their diehard fanbase.

      I just hope they don't fuck it up. It's great comfort food gaming.

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      September 14, 2016 9:54 AM

      Death, Taxes, CoD.

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      September 14, 2016 10:10 AM

      in the smoldering ruins of humanity one shining beacon of light will remain

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      September 14, 2016 10:13 AM

      "I mean shit, look at us, when we ran out of wars to exploit, we just made up our own.... still sold a shitton <evil laugh>"

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      September 14, 2016 10:20 AM

      "So the idea of having a game that centers around playing along to your favourite music... you never run out of ideas for Guitar Hero games." Activision, 2008

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      September 14, 2016 10:23 AM

      Maybe they just have a tonne of original stories that their creative teams are just dying to tell. And first person military shooting galleries are the only suitable medium

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        September 14, 2016 10:28 AM

        I'm hoping they branch out into jrpg/dating sim style rpgs personally

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      September 14, 2016 10:27 AM

      There's always a Price, always a mustache...

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      September 14, 2016 10:27 AM

      If it means more "The Replacers" trailers I'm totally for it.

      "There's a 45% chance of swamp-ass out there today!"
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-EZR4p3nDo

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      September 14, 2016 10:34 AM

      If I could get more than 5-10 hours worth of CoD style, high production value SP content per year, I'd jump with joy. Most of their SP campaigns rank among the best gaming fun I've ever had. In other words, while the statement is silly if taken literally, I wish them all the best and I hope they keep delivering.

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      September 14, 2016 1:06 PM

      Right along with poverty and injustice

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