It had become a tradition: each year its new Call ofwith sometimes ups but also downs, like the 2021 opus (Vanguard) largely shunned by fans of the franchise (we are however far from the industrial disaster of the last Battlefield). But if we are to believe the well-informed Jason Schreierreporter for Bloomberg, Activision and the studio Trearch would have made the decision to postpone the release of the Call of Duty originally scheduled for 2023 for a year. In other words, there will be no new Call of next year !
SCOOP: For the first time in two decades, Call of Duty will skip a year. Activision has delayed 2023’s game, made by Treyarch, to 2024, sources tell Bloomberg. It’s a shocking move that will have a massive impact on the franchise and the industry. https://t.co/tiozvqB1cE
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier)
The average sales of Call of Duty: Vanguard did they influence the postponement decision? It is possible, as it is possible that the bad buzz around the deplorable working conditions in many Activision studios has acted as an electroshock within the group’s management. One thing would be certain, however, the current takeover by Microsoft would have no connection with this one-year postponement.
That being said, the absence of a new Call of Duty in 2023 does not mean that the studios developing on the franchise will be able to turn their thumbs. There will undoubtedly be new content for Call of Duty Vanguard, Modern Warfare and Warzone, not to mention the mobile version.