Activision had some brand new announcements at their investors conference call yesterday. They stated that 2010 would be their most profitable year ever. (a statement which has been misrepresented by the sales of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock) However, they also said the following:
“In addition to Call of Duty in 2011 we will have new release from our other proven franchises including the Hero brand, Spider-Man, X-Men, and Transformers, which will be supported by what is expected to be another major blockbuster movie from Michael Bay.” This almost certainly confirms a sequel to Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, and also another Transformers tie-in game with the third movie, which is expected to hit theaters in Summer 2011. As for X-men, we already know X-Men: Destiny is on the way from developer Silicon Knights, but it’s good to hear it from Activision themselves.
But that isn’t the only kind of Hero that we can expect from Activision. We’ll also be seeing a new Guitar Hero in 2011, but the aforementioned sales of the latest game in the franchise may suggest unfavorable outcomes from such a game. We’ll have to wait and see.
We don’t know when any of these games will be released, but they are expected for late 2011, with the exception of Transformers, which is expected to release in Summer around the time of the movie’s release, as well as Call of Duty, which will most likely follow the trend of CoD titles and release in November.