For more than a decade, the series Call of Duty has been a constant on annual release schedules for gamers looking to enjoy fast-paced, frenetic first-person action.
However, the proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is causing great repercussions in the giant with its new parent company at the helm.
It can be seen as early as 2023 as, according to an industry expert, the delay of the next Call of Duty of Treyarch in 2024 you can see a launch of DLC “premium” instead of a full release for the next Modern Warfare 2.
The report talks about the possible future content of Modern Warfare 2 comes from industry insider Jason Schreier, who commented on Twitter on the Q2 2022 earnings call from Activision Blizzard.
On the earnings call, Activision said it planned to develop and release “new premium content” for Call of Duty from 2023.
Schreier suggests that the first of this “premium content” would be additional content for Modern Warfare 2 to fill the gap left by the reported delay of the next game Call of Duty de Treyarch de 2023 a 2024.
For 2023 I’d expect new paid (“premium”) content for Modern Warfare 2, not a brand new Call of Duty. Treyarch is leading the next mainline game, which was delayed to 2024, as Bloomberg reported earlier this year. https://t.co/iLQEgbSt5w
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) August 2, 2022
If Schreier’s prediction comes true, it could mark a major change for the franchise. Call of Dutywhich has released a new entry every year since Call of Duty 2 from 2005.
The series has established itself as a brand launch each year alongside annual sports series such as Madden y NBA 2K, con Call of Duty becoming one of the most successful entertainment franchises in history.
Players could expect a new entry, with the only questions being which of the three developers now (Infinity Ward, Trebyarch y Sledgehammer Games) are working on it and if it would belong to a subseries like Black Ops or would it be a new entry.