Activision Blizzard is one of gaming's largest publishers, and the company has an earnings call coming up very soon.
While it's never going to be the kind of event that brings the "hype moments" of a consumer-facing showcase, there are often new releases inadvertently teased.
- What Was Revealed?
- When Is Activision Blizzard's Next Earnings Call?
- What Can We Expect To Be Revealed?
What Was Revealed?
As CharlieINTEL reported, Activision-Blizzard generated over $4.85 Billion from in-game purchases over the course of 2020.
This includes purchases from all of their titles, and it is quite the number for sure.
Activision Blizzard generated over $4.85 billion from microtransactions across all of their titles in 2020, with $1.32 billion in revenue from MTX in Q4 2020.
The company also confirmed that both Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 will not launch until at least 2022, but we may hear more at BlizzCon later this month.
The call also revealed a Q4 release date in 2021 for "another strong premium" title in the Call of Duty franchise, although did not confirm which studio was developing it.
Finally, there are multiple free-to-play Warcraft titles for mobile in development.
When Is Activision Blizzard's Next Earnings Call?
According to the publisher's events page, the call will occur on February 4th.
Don't expect much in the way of excitement, but there's always the chance some 2021 releases are outed or at least hinted at.
What Can We Expect To Be Revealed?
Activision Blizzard has the potential to mix things up between established franchises and nostalgia-tinged remasters and remakes.
We may also get some news on the franchise's mobile version, Diablo Immortal, which recently began its technical alpha in some regions.
Sticking with Blizzard, Overwatch 2 is expected to be talked about at some point during BlizzCon 2021. Given that the event is just a couple of weeks after the call, we could hear an early update.
On the Activision side of things, the big game for 2021 is inevitably going to be Call of Duty 2021.
A new Call of Duty title is as sure as death and taxes, but whether or not Sledgehammer will be developing or not, we've yet to find out.
Expect the company to tout the successes of Call of Duty: Mobile, too, as well as Warzone – a little battle royale title you may have heard of.
It'll be interesting to see if Crash Bandicoot gets a mention, especially since Crash 4: It's About Time was well received.
Heck, maybe we'll hear about Spyro?