This may be the final DLC before the juggernaut Modern Warfare 3 comes out. Activision announced it at an investor call today along with rosy earnings, obviously on the back of phenomenal sales of Black Ops.
The DLC will hit first on Xbox Live in a few months due to a timed exclusivity deal between Microsoft and Activision. The last DLC pack for Black Ops was called Annihilation and it was released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Activision net revenues hit $1.1 billion and they fared slightly better than last year.
Activision CEO, Bobby Kotick said, “Our better-than-expected second-quarter performance was driven by record digital sales of our online-enabled franchises. For the six month period, net revenues from digital channels grew more than 20 per cent, driving record operating margin and EPS growth of more than 50 per cent.”
“Looking to the balance of the year, while we have numerous releases we believe our audiences will be especially excited by three key properties – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, our new online service Call of Duty Elite and Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure – all of which are shaping up to be incredible.”
“To date, pre-orders for Modern Warfare 3 have significantly exceeded the pre-orders for Black Ops at this time last year. In addition, we believe that Call of Duty Elite, which was built for Modern Warfare 3 and is expected to launch with the game on November 8, should redefine social connectivity for multiplayer gaming.
“Additionally, we expect that Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure will change the way we look at toys and video games by bringing the world of toys, video games and the Internet together in an unprecedented way.”
Modern Warfare 3 will released on November 8th for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and the Wii.