Bloomberg is reporting that Activision has decided to delay Treyarch’s 2023 Call of Duty game into 2024 meaning that for the first time in 20 years, an annual Call of Duty game will not release next year.
Activision is working on other projects for next year including a new free-to-play COD title, Warzone II as well as major updates to Call of Duty mobile.
We already know that Infinity Ward is developing this year’s Call of Duty game which is a sequel to Modern Warfare (2019). it’s no secret that Modern Warfare is probably the most popular COD franchise and after Vanguard seemingly not doing as well as previous entries sales-wise, Activision will be banking on this year’s gaming lasting two years with a healthy stream of content.
It’s going to be interesting to see how it shakes out not having an annual Call of Duty title in 2023. Call of Duty is the largest annual game and no doubt drives a huge amount of retail dollars into stores in the Holiday season.