Treyarch’s subsequent Name of Obligation recreation gained’t arrive in 2023. Whereas this yr’s Name of Obligation continues to be on monitor, subsequent yr’s has been delayed and won’t launch in 2023, in response to a report from Bloomberg.
This yr’s Name of Obligation will probably be a brand new entry within the Trendy Warfare franchise and is developed by Infinity Ward, Activision introduced earlier this month. Infinity Ward may also develop a follow-up to Name of Obligation: Warzone, one that’s speculated to launch someday in 2022. Bloomberg’s report says that this yr’s Name of Obligation launch is deliberate to get a “regular stream of extra content material.” Bloomberg additionally reviews that there will probably be a “new free-to-play on-line title,” launched subsequent yr, that Treyarch helps develop.
With Sledgehammer making final yr’s Name of Obligation: Vanguard, and this yr’s entry being dealt with by Infinity Ward, the subsequent Name of Obligation entry will come from Treyarch and be a part of the Black Ops collection. After the delay, this new Black Ops recreation may be anticipated someday in 2024.
The delay means 2023 would be the first yr since 2004 that the collection has not had a mainline entry. The Name of Obligation franchise debuted on Home windows PC in 2003, that means that the collection may also miss a significant new launch for its twentieth anniversary.
This delay, and Name of Obligation 2023’s improvement, comes at a time of large change for Activision Blizzard. Earlier this yr, it was introduced that Microsoft will buy the writer for $68.7 billion. The deal is predicted to be accomplished in Microsoft’s fiscal yr 2023, which might possible make Treyarch’s subsequent Name of Obligation recreation the primary below the Microsoft umbrella.
In keeping with Bloomberg’s report, nonetheless, the choice to push the sport again was not associated to the acquisition, however as an alternative needed to do with the truth that final yr’s Name of Obligation: Vanguard failed to satisfy expectations, resulting in fears that the corporate could also be publishing new iterations too rapidly.
Replace: Activision has responded to Bloomberg’s report with a press release from a spokesperson: “Now we have an thrilling slate of premium and free-to-play Name of Obligation experiences for this yr, subsequent yr and past. Reviews of something in any other case are incorrect. We sit up for sharing extra particulars when the time is correct.”