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Call of Duty to get ‘premium release’ in 2023, unclear if new game or Modern Warfare 2 expansion



Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has proven to be another hit from the franchise, with the vaunted shooter currently selling like hotcakes. It should come as no surprise, then, that we’ll see a follow-up sometime next year, but what form the next full-priced Call of Duty release will take is currently up for debate.

Activision Blizzard released it Third quarter financial results yesterday, and there are differences between insiders and reporters as to the meaning of words in a particular passage. “Activision is eager to build on its current momentum in 2023, with plans for next year including the strongest Call of Duty live operation to date, blockbuster annual The next full premium release in the series. , and an even more exciting free-to-play experience across platforms.”

internal account Charlie Intel This meant that a new, premium Call of Duty game was on the cards for 2023, however Bloomberg’s own Jason Schreier Believes the term is actually a reference to the Modern Warfare 2 expansion. Schreier has previously reported that an expansion to that game was currently in the works, citing delays to the next mainline game currently being developed by Treyarch, expected to be released in 2024.

Other key measures of financial results included a nearly $300 million year-over-year decline from the third quarter of 2021, which Activision Blizzard attributed to the lackluster reception of Call of Duty: Vanguard. The company said it saw “low engagement for Call of Duty following weak reception to last year’s premium release.” We can’t imagine this situation will continue in Q3 of 2023, given the huge success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, earning over $1 billion in just ten days on the market.

Do you think we’ll see a new Call of Duty title or a Modern Warfare 2 expansion in 2023? Honestly, we can see it going either way. Is a full price extension acceptable, or should we prepare our pitchforks in earnest? Let us know in the comments section below.


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