Next year’s Call of Duty title won’t be a traditional release, but rather a “premium” expansion of Modern Warfare 2 developed by Sledgehammer Games. That’s according to Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier, who recently clarified an Activision statement saying that Call of Duty‘s 2023 release would be a another premium release.
Schreier clarified in a tweet that 2024’s Call of Duty will be developed by Treyarch, the studio behind the Black Ops series. However, next year’s Call of Duty release will be a paid expansion for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which released late last month. This expansion will be developed by Sledgehammer Games, the studio behind WWII and Vanguard, which is also rumoured to be developing a sequel to Advanced Warfare for 2025.
Those worried that an expansion means content will be short-changed don’t need to worry, as it will apparently have lots of content, possibly enough for a full-sized game. That’s also why Activision may have referred to it as a “premium” release too. However, Schreier stated that it will simply be more Modern Warfare 2, so your enjoyment of next year’s release will rely on how much you enjoyed this year’s game.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 turned out to be a juggernaut release for Activision and developer Infinity Ward, earning over $1 billion in just 10 days, with $800 million of that coming from the launch weekend alone.
In related news, Burger King is currently running a series of events across South Africa in partnership with Call of Duty, promoting Modern Warfare 2 through themed meals that you can buy and earn rewards such as the BK Operator Skin, Double XP and more. Read more about it here and even stand a chance to win tickets to the climactic Going-Dark event happening in Cape Town later this month.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Jason Schreier