Benjamin Franklin once said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, obviously he passed away 250 years before the Call of Duty franchise came into existence.
Activision has announced its line-up for 2016, and it’s exactly what you would expect. A Call of Duty game will be launching in the Q4 of 2016, but aside from that, no information was provided. Black Ops III was a huge hit for the company, but I get the feeling we’ll be jumping into a new sub-series to shake things up. The company claims it will be a “[n]ew innovative Call of Duty title.”
Skylanders will also be returning in 2016 with Toys for Bob leading development. Skylanders SuperChargers missed sales predictions due to the rise of amiibo and the influence of Marvel and Star Wars in Disney Infinity. It remains to be seen what answers Activision has in store for its toy-based video game.
And, of course, there is Destiny. Activision and Bungie both confirmed that the popular shooter would be getting a full blown sequel in 2017, and the current game will also be getting a “large new expansion” in 2016.
Guitar Hero will not be getting a sequel in 2016, nor will it ever. Activision stated that it is planning “to release new content but not another Guitar Hero console game this cycle.”