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Call of Duty 2023 Delayed by Activision According to Bloomberg

A recent report by Bloomberg indicates Activision has delayed the Call of Duty game slated for a 2023 release.

Activision and Call of Duty have constantly been in the news these past few days, especially making Bloomberg headlines.

All this increased press activity has, of course, valid reasons. Microsoft purchased Activision for a total of $68.7 billion in January.

Since Microsoft acquired the developer, reports of the possible outcomes of this merger flooded the internet. One of the most debated topics was the future of the Call of Duty franchise.

As reports cleared many doubts, the release schedule of upcoming CoD titles was still a problem for many fans.

Lately, fans have perceived yearly releases as unnecessary and even detrimental to the quality of the CoD franchise.

According to a Bloomberg report, Activision has heard this feedback and is changing the franchise’s course by delaying the Call of Duty title slated for a 2023 launch.

Call of Duty 2023 Would Be Delayed According to Bloomberg

Bloomberg reported today that Activision delayed Call of Duty 2023. Now, the publisher has scheduled the Treyarch-led title to launch in 2024.

Based on the history of Call of Duty, this would be the first time in two decades that CoD would not be getting a yearly mainline title.

UPDATE 2/23 – 12:00 PM ET: An Activision spokesperson added: “We have an exciting slate of premium and free-to-play Call of Duty experiences for this year, next year, and beyond.  Reports of anything otherwise are incorrect.  We look forward to sharing more details when the time is right.”

Notably, this decision has nothing to do with the Microsoft acquisition, as this is still an ongoing process.

Activision took this decision due to Vanguard’s inability to “meet expectations.” The developer even delayed Vanguard’s Season 2 to focus on many fixes the game needed.

Also, the report confirmed that the recently announced Modern Warfare 2 is still scheduled to launch in 2022. This pro

Back in January, Bloomberg reports suggested Activision considered ending the yearly release schedule for the CoD franchise.

Now, this consideration has become a reality. In previous reports, Bloomberg stated Activision considered this change to alleviate the workload on developers.

Read More: Microsoft to Keep CoD & Other Activision Games on PlayStation & Nintendo

Furthermore, aside from these major Call of Duty announcements, it seems the franchise is going beyond consoles and PCs!

A recent report indicated a Call of Duty film is in the works with Dwayne Johnson as its star.

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