Activision, the publisher of Call of Duty, has just sparked a new competition between their hit franchise Call of Duty and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V, telling the company to not get too comfortable with all the new records they’ve broken, many of which were previously held by Call of Duty.
When speaking with MCV, UK senior brand manager Kevin Flynn denounced the idea that the Call of Duty franchise may be in decline after all its years of being the hottest selling video game, arguing that the soon to be released Call of Duty: Ghosts will stay true to the brand’s success.
“Congratulations to the team at Rockstar for their success,” he said, before adding, “We look forward to getting the record back before the next GTA title.
“We know that our unaided awareness for Ghosts is leading the way against other unreleased triple-A titles. Our digital content has proven extremely popular and Black Ops II has sold more than 3m units in the UK.”
If you aren’t aware of the records GTA V broke, a few of them were the fastest game to gross one billion dollars and the UK’s fastest-selling game ever.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U on November 5, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions available on launch day.