The millions of fans playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have taken Call of Duty to new heights, with more people playing Call of Duty than ever before. In fact, the number of Call of Duty players was higher in January 2016 than any previous January we’ve recorded, continuing the trend of record-high numbers of players in November and December. From Combine and Skyjacked in multiplayer to the Der Eisendrache Zombies experience and more, players are diving in and seem to be really enjoying the game.
We have a lot of exciting things in store for 2016 that will allow us to celebrate our incredible fans all year long:
A few weeks ago, we launched the first series of events in the Call of Duty World League’s Challenge Division, which gives amateur players outside of the Pro Division the chance to compete and qualify for the Call of Duty Championship. More than 300 teams from around the world competed in the tournament play. The Challenge Division adds to the exciting gameplay happening each week with the Pro Division.
In June, we’re going to be at E3 showcasing gameplay from Infinity Ward’s ambitious new game. We’re looking forward to sharing exciting new details about the next great Call of Duty game in partnership with our friends at PlayStation. We’re proud to be participating in this premier video game event, but won’t have an Activision booth on the show floor.
We’re also going to be celebrating the community this fall at the Call of Duty Championship, marking the epic conclusion of the first season of the Call of Duty World League, and holding a major community event that will give fans special insight and access to the world of Call of Duty.
We have an exciting year ahead and have some great stuff planned that we can’t wait to share with you. Don’t be surprised to find us in some other unexpected places as well.