The reveal event for the 2023 Call of Duty entry is reportedly set to take place in August. Previous reports claimed that this year’s Call of Duty game would simply be an expansion of Modern Warfare 2, but that has since apparently changed to become a full release. While nothing has been officially announced yet – April/May is when we usually hear about a new game in the series – it seems like fans might have wait a few more months to find out what’s been cooking.
According to a new report from Insider Gaming, the next Call of Duty reveal event will only take place on Tuesday, 1 August. This is much later than normal and has some fans concerned about the actual content of this year’s release, which is still being sold by Activision as a “premium” new title in the franchise. The report adds that the new game will be teased via an in-game event, either in Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2.0.
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This year’s Call of Duty release was reportedly originally planned to be DLC for Modern Warfare 2 before it morphed into a full game. Sledgehammer Games, the studio behind Advanced Warfare, WWII and Vanguard, is believed to be behind the project.
Insider Gaming previously revealed that the game’s first beta will go live on PS4 and PS5 on 6 October and run until 10 October before going to Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC from 12-16 October. The campaign’s early access is also rumoured to go live on 2 November with a full release planned for 10 November. As with all rumours and reports, take this with a grain of salt for now until we have confirmation from Activision or Sledgehammer Games. Plans could easily change behind the scenes.
In related news, Call of Duty still seems to be one of the big focuses in the ongoing battle for Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard. The deal was recently blocked by the CMA, though EU and US regulators will offer their final verdict in the next few months.
Source: Insider Gaming