Next yr’s Call of Duty is reportedly delayed, could be the first current-gen solely entry

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We’ve already recieved official affirmation concerning this yr’s Call of Duty entry from its builders. While Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 are headlining the franchise for 2022, the next Call of Duty installment might not find yourself assembly the anticipated 2023 window.

The information initially broke by means of a tweet from the Roundhill Investments account, which acknowledged that 2023 would be the first time in virtually 20 years that the franchise received’t meet the yearly launch mannequin. Bloomberg was cited because the supply, with reporter Jason Schreier corroborating that the article’s contents had been leaked early from the location’s Terminal subscription service.

According to the official Bloomberg report, individuals aware of the venture claimed that the choice was made attributable to a current entry within the franchise failing to fulfill expectations. The game in query wasn’t divulged. The current Microsoft acquisition additionally reportedly had no affect on this route.

Instead, Activision is filling the yr with different unnamed titles. Treyarch, the core developer behind the subsequent entry, can even be serving to Infinity Ward with Warzone 2 all through the approaching yr till the subsequent game is totally prepared. Activision didn’t instantly reply when Bloomberg pressed for a remark.

It appears as if Activision desires to provide Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 extra of a highlight, with out forcing main titles to compete too shut collectively. Assuming the whole lot pans out as Bloomberg’s sources are saying, it’s extremely seemingly the Call of Duty entry after Modern Warfare 2 will probably be current-gen solely. By 2024, it isn’t very seemingly for triple-A studios to nonetheless assist the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.