For the first time in nearly two decades, Activision may skip an annual release date for a mainline Call of Duty game. However, a smaller title could still be released. Additionally, Activision said Call of Duty will receive “new premium content” in 2023.
Maybe there will be paid DLC coming soon or a smaller spin-off game, but when it comes to the main series, players will have to wait until 2024 when players will most likely get a Black game. Ops, because footage was reportedly datamined from this game earlier this year.
It could be a blessing in disguise. Later this year, Activision has already confirmed the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date for October 28th. This game will be a sequel to the 2019 game, not a remake of the 2009 title of the same name. Then later this year will be the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. Maybe taking a year off will give the studio time to create something really spectacular and also build some hype around the game. Maybe this year off will also give Sony time to make a game, because the company is concerned, saying the acquisition of Activision Blizzard could entice Call of Duty fans to switch to Xbox.
Activision Blizzard is still being investigated by the State of California for serious harassment charges. CEO Bobby Kotick allegedly knew of such actions within his company – and committed some of them himself – and protected the perpetrators from the consequences.
No Aspen, news editor
Aspen is an avid gamer currently residing in Japan. She is more drawn to the narrative design of games and is a big fan of player choice in games. If Aspen doesn’t play games, she most definitely writes about them.