For months, there have been rumors of the possible abandonment of the Call of Duty annual publication model, a decision that would be fueled by the weak launch of Vanguard, the affirmation of live services and the exponential increase in the development costs of the triple A.
Jason Schreier, a Bloomberg reporter, has always been the staunchest supporter of this thesis. In support of his belief there would be the testimonies of various anonymous sources, to which he seems to give a lot of credit. Activisioncurrently focused on the launch of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, you have never confirmed or denied this rumor clearly.
In its latest financial report, the company generated a lot of confusion by anticipating the arrival of a new one “premium content” in 2023. Many have read this statement as confirmation of the release of a new premium game in 2023 (or a spin-off like Call of Duty Zombies), but Schreier has proved adamant and convinced of his information. According to the reporter the premium content would represent in reality additional content for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, and not a new episode of the series. Activision, therefore, would be willing to pause the new premium releases of COD ea support the aforementioned Modern Warfare 2 for a full two yearsinstead of one.
Also according to Schreier, the next premium chapter of Call of Duty would be currently in the works at Treyarch’s studies are scheduled for 2024. The Bloomberg reporter, remember, has proved incredibly reliable over the years, but clearly only Activision can give us confirmation, so we prefer to wait for official communications.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, we recall, is developed by Infinity Ward and is scheduled for October 28, 2022 on PS4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC. By the end of the year, it will be followed by Call of Duty Warzone 2.0, a free-to-play battle royale based on its own (and new) graphics engine.