This news should not surprise you if you have even a passing interest in video games, but Activision confirmed yesterday that the next Call of Duty game is planned for release in 2012.
"As we focus on 2012, we have a strong product pipeline which features a minimum of two highly-anticipated new titles from Blizzard Entertainment, including Diablo III, and a new Call of Duty game from Activision Publishing," Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said in a statement that went along with the company's quarterly financial statement.
There is no word yet on what the game will be sub-titled or any other details, but if I were you, I'd expect a first-person military shooter that focuses on dialed in multiplayer. Based on previous release schedule, it probably won't be called "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4." Instead, it will be more like "Call of Duty: INSERT NAME," but these details are just speculation, of course.
In further quarterly financial statement news, Activision reported quarterly revenues of $754 million, up 16 percent from $650 million for the same period the year before. The publisher also posted a net profit of $148 million for the quarter, up year-over-year from $51 million.