Information surrounding this year’s upcoming Call of Duty game has come to light. During last night’s controversial earnings call, Activision president Rob Kostich confirmed, among other things, that this year’s title will have a campaign.
Day: February 13, 2019
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Video games evolve over the years as newer hardware for developers to work with. However, over the years we’ve also seen changes to how we enjoy video game titles in general. From cartridges to discs and even digital releases, the next big change may be streaming. We’ve already seen a few services pop up that allows gamers to enjoy video game titles without actually having to own a physical copy or download the software. Instead, the gameplay is streamed online giving players access to a video game instantly much like how streaming movies are done today with services like Netflix.
Note: Trailer and images are from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Blizzard Entertainment will be a bit quiet this year as it turns out that the development studio won’t have any big surprise releases or potential announcements before 2019 ends. This news apparently came from an earnings call from Activision as reported by Polygon. So if you’re a fan of one of their IPs such as Diablo, it looks like a new main installment won’t be coming before 2020 rolls out. This isn’t the only bit of disheartening news regarding the development studio.
Peter Molyneux may have gone into a self-imposed exile to avoid further controversy about his big ideas and his ability to deliver on them, but he’s still out there making games with ambitious concepts. His latest, Legacy, is a sort of tinkering sim – you start out building stuff in a little workshop, sell your creations, and fund an expanding business empire.
People from across the game industry are reaching out to those losing their job in today’s massive round of layoffs at Activision-Blizzard, offering support and collecting job listings to help those affected find new work. Using hashtags like ‘gamedevjobs’ and ‘gamejobs’ on Twitter, studios from DICE and 343 to ZeniMax and Paradox have shared opportunities at their companies.