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For the First Time in 20 Years, Call of Duty Is Skipping It’s Annual Release for 2023, and Here’s Why

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Since 2003, Call of Duty has annually debuted a new game right around the holidays. Sadly, 2023 will not follow the same pattern, as Call of Duty will not release a new title to the series this year. Marking the first time in two decades Call of Duty will miss its annual release. Reports from Bloomberg say that Activison Blizzard Inc. will delay the release of its new Call of Duty game till 2024.

As reported by Bloomberg, the company is not happy with the results of its last two games, Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone. The report references that the games have underperformed due to new versions of the game being released too quickly. Despite all of this, I don't see it as all entirely bad news. I think it's about time we saw a new Call of Duty game that is substantially better than its predecessor.


So What's the Good News?

The good news is that Activision is developing other projects to help fans fill the void in the meantime. According to the report by Bloomberg, Treyarch will assist Activision in developing a free-to-play online title. There are no reports of when this game will be released, but if I was a betting man, I would say around the holidays is a good guess.

Another report by Bloomberg also mentions that there are a total of three Call of Duty games being developed. One of those games is the title that has been pushed back to 2024. The other two games have been confirmed as Call of Duty: Warzone 2 and a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 sequel. Both of these games are rumored to feature big changes to them mechanically, as well will contain new maps, modes, and gun modding. There is a lot of speculation and news circling around these games daily, so stay tuned to find out more.

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Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.