Call of Duty is taking a break, won’t be out in 2023

For the first time in about 20 years, Activision is about to postpone a chapter of Call of Duty. No, we are not talking about the next Modern Warfare, which will instead be available this fall, but the 2023 title. industry.

The news catches everyone unprepared. Call of Duty has in fact been for some time now a practically fixed annual appointment for lovers of online games. The series has never suffered a real postponement, not even from the beginning. The decision, however, was made by Activision and Treyarch, who have opted not to publish the 2023 edition.

There had already been hints of how Call of Duty could take a break following the deal that saw the Activision Blizzard group pass into the hands of Microsoft. The Redmond house and the publisher have yet to finalize the agreement, but the decision of these hours is completely unrelated to the acquisition we saw at the beginning of the year. According to the sources who spoke to Bloomberg, in fact, it was the non-exciting sales of the latest iteration that made ad Activision this historic decision.

With the postponement of the game scheduled for 2023, it will be up to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone’s successor continue to push the series to success. We’ll see if the year off, yet to be formalized by Activision and Treyarch, will serve to give a new boost to the franchise and convince players again to trust the series. We will update you as soon as there are more details on this, so keep following Tom’s Hardware for all the news in the pipeline from the world of video games.