Along with a franchise such as Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty is well-known to any gamer, whether they’re casual or hardcore. It has consistently been one of the best-selling franchises and hasn’t missed a yearly game release since 2005. While a new installment in the franchise is still set to release this year, 2023 might be the first time in over a decade that a Call of Duty title won’t be released in a calendar year.
According to Jason Schreier at Bloomberg, Call of Duty will skip a 2023 release date and will now release in 2024. The installment is said to be developed by Treyarch whose last installment in the franchise was Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Activision has shown in recent years that their end all be all is Call of Duty. They’ve pushed development teams like Toys for Bob into support for Call of Duty recently. One would think recent events may have tightened this decision, however, the report states the recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft had nothing to do with this move and it was planned regardless.