There would be great change coming for call of duty : the lucrative franchise of the publisher Activision-Blizzard could skip its annual episode for 2023 according to a recent article from the Bloomberg site. An upheaval of agenda for the series of FPS which had already been mentioned after the takeover of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft.
American journalist Jason Schreier reveals Activision’s future plans for the franchise call of dutywith a very, very big change in the recent history of the industry seeing a major release every year since 2005.
The end of the year 2023 could thus be done without its episode call of duty traditional. Having become the essential chestnut tree of the end of the year, the FPS franchise would not know a new game next year according to Schreier’s sources. The episode originally scheduled for 2023, developed by the studio Treyarch, would then be postponed to the following year for a release in 2024.
Treyarch’s Call of Duty skips 2023 in favor of 2024?
The article explains that the sales of Call of Duty: Vanguard, the latest game in the franchise released in November 2021, reportedly fell short of Activision’s expectations. Although it has remained one of the best-selling games in the United States and Europe over the past year, the title of Sledgehammer Games would have performed worse than the 2020 episode Black Ops Cold War developed by Treyarch, which would have partly motivated the decision of Activison.
The American publisher did not fail to respond to this scoop in a statement that was evasive to say the least, stating that a ” Call of Duty premium and free-to-play experience set is expected for this year, next year and beyond and that any assertion to the contrary would be “incorrect”.
Nothing is changing for this year 2022: next November will see the arrival of a new call of dutyActivison having already confirmed that it will be a sequel to Call of Duty Modern Warfare. At last, call of duty warzone 2, the free-to-play battle royale spin-off, is also expected to release this year. This new multiplayer title would start on a completely new basis and would ignore older generation consoles according to a recent report by American journalist Tom Henderson.