Bobby Kotick has expressed some confidence in the upcoming lineup from his company. According to a report from Aus Gamers on Aug. 6, the chief executive officer at Activision Blizzard first revealed that the publisher performed better than expectations due to the sales of "Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls," "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft" and "World of Warcraft." The company was able to achieve $970 million in revenue over the last fiscal quarter.
Bobby Kotick also talked about the releases for the rest of this year. He believed that the publisher is going to be launching some of the best games in the history of the company, mentioning that the "Warlords of Draenor" expansion for "World of Warcraft" has already sold 1.5 million pre-orders. He also expects that "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" and "Skylanders Trap Team" should be able to sell many units as well.
Activision will be heavily focused on "Destiny" as well. The new intellectual property recently held multiplayer beta sessions on all four platforms. Despite the initial lukewarm reception, the shared-world first-person shooter was received warmly by a majority of the participants in the play test even though it was still in an early state. Bobby Kotick expects that the title is going to end up being the best-selling new intellectual property in the history of the industry.
The "Warlords of Draenor" expansion is coming out sometime later this fall. "Skylanders Trap Team" is being released on Oct. 5 for the 3DS, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. A month later, "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" is going to launch on Nov. 4 on the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Finally, "Destiny" is coming out in around a month on Sept. 9 for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles. The intellectual property is the first game to be developed by Bungie after the studio became independent. A screen showcasing the shared-world first-person shooter can be viewed near the top of this article courtesy of the official Bungie Facebook page).