There will be no new Call of Duty in 2023, the 20 year annual release streak will end

A brand new Duty game has been released annually since then Call of Duty 2. That’s just always how it’s been, and maybe that could have been a while longer.

But no more, if Call of Duty: Vanguard seemed to be the drop that broke Call of Duty’s back. For the first time in 20 years, Duty will not be an annual release.

While this year Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II is still on track to release, it is years 2023 game that has been postponed. There will be no more Duty game for two years after the release of this upcoming.

The news comes from a report from the website Bloomberg (paywall)where the interesting journalist Jason Scheier reports that this decision came from Activision’s lace, not Microsoft.

“This decision was made completely independently of Microsoft. Call Of Duty: Vanguard underperformed and Activision executives are concerned about the games cannibalizing each other, sources say.”

While this represents a huge change for the series, it’s probably only a positive change. More development time will probably mean a much better game after this year, and it means a more meaningful investment will be made in the game coming this fall.

Source – [Bloomberg]