We will not see a new ‘Call of Duty’ in 2023

We will not see a new ‘Call of Duty’ in 2023

Call of Duty he will miss his appointment with 2023. Yes, you read right. According to Jason Schreier, a journalist for Bloomberg and one of the most trusted sources in the video game industry, Activision decided to delay the Call of Duty which was planned to launch at the end of next year. If such an unprecedented movement materializes, it would be the first time in almost two decades that the popular franchise does not meet its annual launch.

Although some might think that this decision is influenced by the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, the reality is that it is due to a situation that has affected the most recent installment. Call of Duty. Vanguardset in World War II, was a must in many ways. Not only in the field of playable experience, but also in terms of sales. These fell far behind the company’s expectations.

As surely you know, Call of Duty is Activision’s biggest source of income. Therefore, in the face of any setback, their coffers replenish it. The company directed —still— by Bobby Kotick was not going to sit idly by. The solution has been to delay the game from 2023 so that Treyarch, the studio responsible for the project, have more time to deliver a quality title.

Another interesting point is that Activision is aware that, since 2020, there has been a kind of “cannibalism” in the franchise because the launch of a delivery premium now compete with Call of Duty: Warzone. The aforementioned medium says that many players are leaning towards battle royale because it is free. However, this is also because of the questionable quality of the last two games. premium (Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard).

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What will happen then next year? To face the absence of a new Call of DutyActivision is preparing for the 2022 installment, the sequel to Modern Warfare (2019) by Infinity Ward, have a longer lifespan. This will be possible thanks to “a constant stream of additional content”points Bloomberg. That is to say, we will see more DLCs for its multiplayer mode than we are used to. In addition, next year will also see the light war zone 2.