For the first time in its history, Activision would forego the annual release of the series, although instead, it plans to bring more content to Warzone and publish a new free-to-play.
Activision and its annual delivery of Call of Duty have been a classic in the industry since 2003 when they published Call of Duty and, since then, they began releasing it annually and published titles that have marked the video game history like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and others that have had much less impact like the most recent, Vanguard.
A few weeks ago, Activision announced that this year it would continue with the tradition of annual delivery by publishing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the sequel to the reboot that they published of this sub-saga in 2019 although, from what it seems, this title is going to mean the end of this classic trend of annual deliveries.
And it is that, according to Jason Schreier in Bloomberg, Activision would have decided to delay Call of Duty 2023 by Treyarch to launch it in 2024, a decision that has been made without the influence of Microsoft (which has begun to buy Activision Blizzard for 68,700 million dollars ) and in which the relatively poor reception of Call of Duty: Vanguard has been taken into account this year, with Activision finally concluding that the annual releases are affecting the performance of the series.
To replace the annual installment of its shooter series, Activision plans to continue releasing new content for Call of Duty: Warzone next year, and a recent free-to-play Call of Duty game is also scheduled to arrive next year is coming, plus it wouldn’t be hard to keep Modern Warfare 2 alive for a couple of years by releasing more content for the game in the form of new seasons with new maps or game modes.
However, keep in mind that shortly after Jason Schreier published this information exclusively, Activision has stated that they have an exciting schedule of ” premium and free-to-play experiences for Call of Duty this year, next year, and during the next year. ” upcoming. Rumours on another line are incorrect. We look forward to sharing new details when the time is right .”