Call of Duty’s stand-alone game for 2023 is more Modern Warfare 2

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Instead of skipping a year, Activision’s Call of Duty franchise will get a full-price, stand-alone video crippled this fall, Bloomberg reports — but it’ll beryllium a continuation of past year’s rebooted Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier noted successful Thursday’s study that Activision’s plans for nan bid originally called for a “premium description ” to Modern Warfare 2, alternatively than a afloat caller game, sometime successful 2023. This each goes backmost to 2020, erstwhile improvement difficulties moved Treyarch’s move successful Call of Duty’s three-studio rotation up a year, and brought america Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War a twelvemonth up of schedule. Activision-owned Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games had divided accumulation connected nan series, connected a three-year improvement cycle, going backmost to 2014’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Because of that workload hiccup, Activision astatine first planned to spell done 2023 without a mainline Call of Duty entry, pushing Treyarch’s adjacent regularly scheduled Call of Duty crippled to 2024. The paid description envisioned for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is alternatively a “premium Call of Duty game” now, according to an Activision spokesperson, pinch a single-player run and caller multiplayer maps, Bloomberg says.

The Call of Duty franchise will observe its 20th day successful 2023. Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Sledgehammer, and Activision Blizzard connected nan full are successful enveloped successful a $68.7 cardinal attempted acquisition by Microsoft, announced past year, that regulators successful nan United Kingdom, United States, and European Union are holding up complete antitrust concerns.

Correction (Feb. 27): The header connected this communicative was changed to amended bespeak nan newest developments arsenic regards to Call of Duty’s 2023 launch. Activision said successful its previous two quarterly investor calls that nan franchise would get a stand-alone premium title successful 2023. Bloomberg’s study says it will beryllium a Modern Warfare 2 game, which Activision has not confirmed.