Activision Blizzard will not release Call of Duty in 2023. A new online free-to-play game will be released next year. Treyarch is helping with the development of that game.
Activision Blizzard has decided to postpone the Call of Duty title from 2023. According to the article by Bloomberg executives feel Call of Duty Vanguard fell short of expectations. They therefore also believe that they are releasing a new part too soon. The article also states that it has nothing to do with the acquisition by Microsoft.
That doesn’t mean we won’t see Call of Duty at all next year. An Activision spokesperson said that players will have “premium” and online free-to-play experiences in 2023. We do know that Treyarch is helping with the development of this free-to-play game and the deferred part. Activision will announce these experiences at a later date. This year there will be a new part in the popular first-person shooter series. This game will get new updates and content during its life cycle. This year’s title will most likely be a new entry in the Modern Warfare series.
Executives have suspicions about Call of Duty Vanguard’s revenue. They think that Warzone and the previous part, Cold War, have had an influence on this. They remain conjectures and nothing is certain. We also don’t know when the online free-to-play game will be announced yet, but as soon as we know something, we’ll let you know right away!