Ready the indifference folks, you've got another 12 months to pretend you're not interested in the blockbuster series.
Admittedly we can appreciate some of the cynicism. It does feel like Call Of Duty's in need of an overhaul — but it's hard to argue that the series is still brilliant at what it does.
The announcement came via legendary executive Bobby Kotick, who announced that the publisher's profits had soared from $51 million to $148 million for the quarter.
"We continue to strengthen our position as the worldwide leader in interactive entertainment and the broadening of our audiences is confirmation that games are becoming as important as film and television as a mass-market form of entertainment," Kotick said.
"Our record nine-month results were driven the by the continued strength of our online-enabled franchises. Based on our third-quarter performance, stronger than expected consumer response to our new entertainment property, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventures, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, we are raising our full-year financial outlook and expect once again to deliver record operating margins and the highest earnings per share in our company's history."
"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. As a result, we expect to deliver another year of profitable growth. I believe our unyielding commitment to excellence and our creative talent around the globe will continue to position Activision Blizzard as the leader in interactive entertainment."
Pull out your pitch-forks haters.