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the end of the annual games from 2023?

An influential journalist predicts the end of the annual Call of Duty games from 2023. The end of a tradition that has lasted for 17 years.

Since the takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, rumors have been rife about the studio’s games, and particularly the franchise. call of duty. If many gamers were initially worried about seeing their favorite franchise become an Xbox exclusive, or not being able to get their hands on a new game this year, all these rumors were quickly dismissed.

And yet, we are never safe from a setback in the situation. Indeed, according to Jason Schreier, a journalist from Bloomberg, Activision may forgo annual releases starting next year. An approach that we therefore do not expect in 2022, but for 2023. Among the players, the reactions are mixed.

A game every year since 2005: the overdose?

As a reminder, it’s been 17 years since 2005 that Activision Blizzard offers its players a brand new opus call of duty every year in the fall. However, for the first time since the beginning of this tradition, the results have not been there for the iconic franchise. In effect, Vanguard seems to have disappointed the studio on many points, especially in terms of sales.

It is indeed not one of the favorite games of the players, and is even in the running to be the worst game in the history of call of duty. This is why the journalist, who has sources close to the case, declares that ” it’s a shocking decision that will have a massive impact on the franchise and the industry. In reality, it looks like the game originally scheduled for 2023 isn’t being cancelled, but simply shifted back a year. It should therefore be released in 2024, leaving a sidereal void that players have not known for a long time.

Vanguard, a commercial failure

Also according to the journalist, it seems that Activision is unhappy because Vanguard failed to meet the firm’s final quarter targets. The previous year’s game, which we recall, is Call of Duty Black Ops Cold Warwould have made more shade than expected at Vanguard. No mention here that the game’s gameplay isn’t great or even that its ecosystem was just too similar to previous games.

For the moment, Activision has not confirmed anything like this with the players, and is therefore even defending itself against allegations of this type. Neil Wood, spokesperson for Activision, said in a statement that ” we have an exciting schedule filled with premium and free-to-play Call of Duty experiences for this year, next year and beyond. Reports to the contrary are incorrect. »

In 2022, players will be able to enjoy a brand new Modern Warfare 2, the sequel to the one released in 2019, just before the pandemic. It should come with a whole new experience Warzoneabout which not much is known at this time.

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