Wednesday, February 23, 2022
While Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sequel is coming this year, it seems that 2023 could see Call of Duty skipping a year for the first time since 2004. Since 2005's Call of Duty 2, the series has seen new games release on a yearly basis like clockwork.
Bloomberg reports that Activision could be delaying Call of Duty 2023 into 2024, in an effort to polish up the game mode. The decision may be motivated by both Vanguard and Warzone failing to match Activision's expectations in terms of sales performance in 2021, compared to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone in 2020.
With a mainline Call of Duty potentially missing 2023, Black Ops developer Treyarch could step in to fill the void with an unannounced free-to-play title, according to the report. Whatever the case, you can expect to see 2024's Call of Duty on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, despite Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard last month.
Meanwhile, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is set to be joined by a “new Warzone experience” in 2022, with both being “built from the ground-up” by developer Infinity Ward. You can presumably expect to see the first details this summer.