It was a good year for Activision thanks to strong sales of Guitar Hero III and Call of Duty 4 through the holiday months, which helped rake in $1.48 billion dollars. As their fiscal year comes to a close next month, what can we expect from Activision Blizzard? For one thing, the Tony Hawk line is getting a major overhaul because they now have a legitimate contender from EA’s Skate. Activision kicked ass here in the States as the No.1 game publisher, but they fell short globally and had to play second fiddle to EA. This coming year is said to be focused on sequels and movie adaptions. I’m not too keen on the latter, but we’ll see what happens.
There will be multiple follow-ups to the GH franchise, which entail two add-ons this spring and they’ve gone ahead and confirmed what we already knew about the GH4. It’ll be on store shelves this fall. Awesome. Once the collabo with Universal Music Group is all tightened up, we should see an even better line-up of tracks to shred to.
James Bond’s latest flick “Quantum of Solace” is getting adapted and is due this fall as well as two versions of the “Kung Fu Panda” movie and “Madagascar 2″. Spider-Man is due for another release and so is Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Call of Duty, which we sort of already knew about.
Looks like it’s going to be one hell of a year for us gamers.
Activision posts 80% revenue growth [Variety]