Call of Duty games have always been released annually, but 2023 marks a big change for the franchise. Players have been reacting to Treyarch’s CoD being delayed by a year, with the response seemingly pretty positive.
While it was supposed to be released in 2023, Activision recently announced that it would be delayed for a year, meaning Modern Warfare 2 will run over both 2022 and 2023.
While you may think players wouldn’t be too happy about the delay of a Call of Duty game, a recent poll would suggest the opposite.
With both Vanguard and Warzone getting a lot of complaints from players, it seems the Call of Duty devs are going to be focussing on spending more time on the game before rushing its release.
This does mean that players will have to wait longer for releases, but as Activision have confirmed that a new free to play title will also be coming out, this may fill the gap that the delay will create.
In a recent poll held by our CharlieINTEL Twitter page, it seems players are feeling fairly positive about the delay of CoD 2023.
As you can see from the poll, only 8.2% of those who participated are skeptical about the delay of Treyarch’s 2023 Call of Duty game.
A whopping 91.8% voted for “good thing,” which shows that the players are most likely happy to see the devs work on something for longer than usual, as the result may be a more polished game with fewer issues and more content on release.
It’s obviously a bit of a shame for those who enjoy Treyarch’s style of CoD, but Modern Warfare (2019) was such a success it won’t be surprising if the sequel is another hit.
For more on Call of Duty, check out why Vanguard players are loving the Overclocked Tactical mode.
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JGOD explains why delaying CoD 2023 could ruin Warzone
YouTuber JGOD is concerned that Activision delaying Treyarch’s Call of Duty 2023 by a year could ruin Warzone.
It was reported that Activision plans on delaying CoD 2023 by a year and releasing a free-to-play game instead. JGOD believes that if this new title is Warzone 2, then it could spell disaster for Warzone’s current iteration.
A ton of news, leaks, and rumors have been surrounding 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 and the sequel to Warzone – ‘Warzone 2.’ It’s already been confirmed that MW2’s new engine will also act as the foundation of a “new Warzone experience,” but a recent report has popular YouTuber JGOD concerned for the future of Warzone 1.
Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reported that Activision plan on delaying Treyarch’s CoD 2023 by a year and releasing a free-to-play title instead. JGOD believes that if this free-to-play title is Warzone 2, it could spell trouble for Warzone 1.
While its possible that Warzone 2 will release on Warzone’s anniversary in March 2023, JGOD considered that delaying Treyarch’s game could mean that Warzone 2 will have more time to be developed and will release later in the year in a better state. However, he worries that this could mean that Warzone is left to gather dust for a whole year.
“I don’t think [Modern Warfare 2] will be integrated into Warzone at all,” he explained. “And that means you’re not gonna get really any new content for Warzone 1.”
“Once MW2 drops, there will probably be almost no new content in Warzone all the way until Warzone 2 launches,” he continued. “Other than the seasonal patch update and maybe a one-off weapon here or there, I don’t think [its] going to be supported with full seasons.”
“I would say they’re gonna drop another map, but that doesn’t necessarily make sense if Warzone 2 drops a few months later,” he concluded, saying it’s “in kind of a limbo.”
Of course, almost everything JGOD discussed is based on leaks and rumors, and Activision haven’t officially confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 will be supported for two years. Plus, the free-to-play title mentioned could be the rumored Escape from Tarkov-style DMZ mode.
For more on CoD’s future, you can check out the recent leak that Warzone 2 will be set in the desert.
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CoD 2023 delayed by a year, will launch new “free” title instead claims report
A new report claims there will be no mainline Call of Duty title in 2023, with Activision launching a new “free-to-play” title instead.
A new report claims Activision does not intend to release a mainline Call of Duty title in 2023, instead opting to drop a “free-to-play” game as a replacement and releasing more Modern Warfare 2 DLC throughout 2023.
Since 2005, Activision has released a brand-new Call of Duty game every year, swapping between developers to ensure their annual release schedule remains intact.
For the first time in almost 20 years, it seems that will not be the case. According to Bloomberg, there will be no mainline CoD title released next year, with Treyarch getting an additional 12 months to work on their next game and more Modern Warfare 2 DLC releasing throughout 2023.
The report states that Call of Duty 2023, which should be Treyarch’s next entry to the series, has been pushed back until 2024. Bloomberg suggests that Activision have made this decision in an effort to prevent future Call of Duty titles from conflicting with other releases in the series, which is what the company believes lead to Vanguard’s disappointing sales. It is not believed to be part of Microsoft’s acquisition of the company.
With no 2023 game, Activision instead plans to launch a free-to-play title instead, although we’re not sure what this could be. We do know it will be a separate launch from Warzone 2 though.
Call of Duty fans can still look forward to a game this year though, with Modern Warfare 2 still on track to release this fall.
Despite these reports, Activision have stated that both “premium and free-to-play experiences” will launch in 2023, saying that “reports of anything otherwise are incorrect.”
Modern Warfare 2 set for extra DLC in 2023
Schreier provided an update on February 22, claiming that “Activision held several town halls yesterday to brief COD studios on the news.”
In these calls, they reportedly set out the “nebulous” plans for 2023 that include “ongoing DLC for 2022’s Modern Warfare game among other things.” Plus, Treyarch will get an extra year to develop their game.
Activision held several town halls yesterday to brief COD studios on the news. Sounds like plans for 2023 are still a little nebulous but will include ongoing DLC for 2022’s Modern Warfare game among other things. And Treyarch gets an extra year.— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) February 24, 2022
He expanded on what’s “nebulous,” saying that there’s no confirmation of whether it’ll be paid expansions or more free Seasonal content, similar to how CoD’s operated since Modern Warfare.
What a delay would mean to Call of Duty is hard to imagine, and would have huge ramifications on things like the Call of Duty League, and the gaming industry as a whole.
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait and see if this report turns out to be true. But for more, you can check out how to earn CDL Major 1 viewership rewards.
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Call of Duty 2023 set to be “near future” boots on the ground game claims renowned leaker
2023 might be some time away, but a leaker has allegedly shared the first details about its Treyarch-developed Call of Duty game.
Even with a brand new Call of Duty just months away, rumors about the series’ future are still flying around. One known leaker claims to have details on the CoD that isn’t due until 2023.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is just around the corner, but that hasn’t stopped talk about the future of the CoD series from circulating online. 2022’s game has already reportedly been revealed as a sequel to Modern Warfare, according to a VGC report.
Now, it seems that even more long-term details have emerged. A renowned leaker has claimed to have information about what the Call of Duty due for release in 2023 will look like.
Responding to a post on the Charlie INTEL Twitter page regarding the alledged leaked sequel to Modern Warfare coming in 2022, leaker Tom Henderson responded with our first real slither of information about what’s coming the following year.
He claimed that the Treyarch-developed game will be “boots on the ground,” and take place in a “semi-futuristic” setting.
The leaker didn’t offer any more details as to whether the game will be a continuation of the Black Ops sub-series, the best-selling in CoD history, or the beginning of something new.
The Black Ops games have historically gone for futuristic settings, with Black Ops III featuring the jetpacks that were a series staple for some years. However, this leak suggests that the 2023 game will be more grounded.
While it’s still some way away, CoD works on a rotating development schedule between Treyarch, Infinity Ward, Raven Software, and Sledgehammer Games.
This means that despite the yearly release of Call of Duty games, Treyarch likely began work on the 2023 installment sometime after Black Ops 4 shipped in 2018. This is how details can leak seemingly so far in advance.
There is no evidence at the moment confirming whether or not this leak is true or not, and we’re unlikely to get any confirmation until the year of release.
Image credits: Activision / Treyarch
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