Activision has confirmed in their latest earnings call that the next Call of Duty game will be announced before the end of the current fiscal quarter. That means that we can expect an announcement within the next two months and most definitely before the end of June.
In their earnings call, Activision stated that they would reveal this year’s Call of Duty game at some point during the company’s second financial quarter, more commonly referred to as Q2. That ends on June 30th, so you can expect the official announcement within the next month or so.
E3 2019 kicks off on June 11th and will see a number of titles officially announced. While Call of Duty will almost certainly be making an appearance at some stage, Activision typically unveils their upcoming COD game in the run-up to E3. Last year, Activision formally announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on March 8th, although the reveal event for the game did not take place until May 17th.
The upcoming Call of Duty is being developed by Infinity Ward and is widely rumoured to be Modern Warfare 4. In March, a rumour seemed to confirm that the game was Modern Warfare 4 and added that the game would not include specialists in its multiplayer mode, nor would there be a battle royale mode. If true, it would see the game keep in line with previous Modern Warfare games and could signal a return to true ‘boots on the ground’ gameplay.
While we do not have any official details regarding what the next Call of Duty game will be, what we do know for sure is that it will be releasing later this year in 2019. Expect a release around late October/early November.