Video games are going to get their chance to prove once again that the boxed video game era of $59.95 releases is not dead. Freemium games have had their day, maybe, and now we have another new Xbox video game system refresh from Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) coming later this year. Now Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is bringing out yet another “Call of Duty” game in time for the holidays called Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Activision said that the latest Call of Duty title will release on Xbox 360, PlayStation, and PC on November 5 and will also be available for next generation platforms coming soon.
The company said, “Call of Duty: Ghosts ushers in the next generation of the franchise. The new title delivers a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new, next generation Call of Duty engine that redefines the series for the next generation.”
If this is the newest craze to boost the company up, we are not seeing it in the price of Activision Blizzard’s shares. Maybe the YouTube “masks” preview for the game is just too uninspiring or with too little description to entice buyers yet even if they can start pre-ordering it already. Activision Blizzard shares are down 1.7% at $14.70 against a 52-week range of $10.45 to $15.08.