A new “premium” Call of Duty game will finally see the light of day in 2023
The title “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II”, launched at the end of October, is a success.
After a difficult year marked by a timid reception of the game Call of Duty: Vanguard,Activision-Blizzard finally has the wind in its sails with its new title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (CoD:MW2). So much so that the publisher has announced that it is working on a new “premium” opus for the series of games in 2023.
Bloomberg agency journalist Jason Schreier spoke in February 2022 with sources familiar with the matter. These had claimed that the popular shooter series would skip a year and release its next premium title in 2024, a first since 2005.
We have an exciting program of premium and free Call of Duty experiences for this year, next year and beyond, Activision spokesperson Neil Wood replied shortly after in a statement. . The information circulating on this subject is inaccurate. We look forward to sharing more details with you when the time is right.
Activision-Blizzard finally indicated in its third quarter results published on Monday its intentions to launch in 2023 the next complete game of the annual hit series.
Since then, the new opus released on October 28, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II got off to a flying start: the game crossed the $1 billion threshold in 10 days, a record for the series.< /p>
According to the group, its followers have already played more than 200 million hours in more than 1 billion games on consoles and PC. Modern Warfare II does better than its previous benchmark launch, Black Ops II in 2012, according to what the group noticed.
Activision-Blizzard is also still anticipating the finalization of its acquisition by Microsoft, announced at the beginning of the year for nearly 69 billion US dollars (86.4 billion Canadian dollars), by the end of June 2023.
The next Call of Duty title, Warzone 2.0, is scheduled to launch on November 16.
With information from Bloomberg, and The Verge