Speaking at an investor call earlier today, he said, "The game has exceeded our plan and expectations – sell-through and sell-in.
"It is an absolutely clear success on a business front. Consumer feedback has been strong, suggesting we've got a franchise now that we can successfully sequel in the future. I think it's the first step for this franchise back into the marketplace."
Yes, sequel is a verb now.
Riccitiello revealed that the FPS franchise reboot has now sold two million copies worldwide.
The game launched on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 last month. Eurogamer wasn't among the naysayers – we deemed it worthy of a very respectable 8/10.