As you would expect, 2021 did not end without a new Call of Duty game. Last year, Sledgehammer Games delivered Call of Duty: Vanguard which returns the series to its roots once more utilizing the same engine that crafted Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from 2019. But while Vanguard is still the latest in the series, talks for the next game are among us.
Many can recall from weeks prior, Call of Duty publisher Activision is being acquired by Microsoft. The $70 billion transaction is said to carry out well into the coming fiscal year to finalize. Amid the wait, concerns for where Call of Duty will be in the approaching years arose leaving players worried if it will be stripped from other platforms – alike some Bethesda games are becoming. But, Xbox lead Phil Spencer said that is not to be the case.
Additionally, a report from Bloomberg told the agreement between itself & Sony Interactive Entertainment will be honored well into 2023. That include two more annual releases alongside a new Warzone experience. Following the event Infinity Ward hinted details for the next entry in the series is on the way. On Friday, details finally broke out confirming the game will be a sequel to 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Not only did the Call of Duty developer verify that the game is to ship this year continuing the pattern is laid out from its 2019 release, but it will be helming a new Warzone experience as well. The statement also presses on a new engine which will be introduced for the new game which is a surprise to hear since 2019’s engine was new at the time of release.
The same thread also pressed on plaguing issues affecting Warzone currently with fixes on the way. One tweet expressed the coming Season 2 update to be the floodgate for quality of life fixes arriving to Call of Duty: Vanguard. “Over 30 improvements are coming with next week’s season launch + many more bug fixes and issue resolves.”
This week, Microsoft corporate CEO Brad Smith made a statement on the matters of the arrangement to purchase Activision Blizzard. While speculation is still expecting the acquisition to make Activision properties unique to Xbox, the executive elaborated that PlayStation & even Nintendo platforms can expect games following beyond contractual agreements. You can read the full report by heading here.
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