While the Call of Duty IP stands to be at the pinnacle in terms of market success with the previous release that is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the latest installment from Sledgehammer Games is still underway to see its performance with players. However, atop of endless complaints piling ahead of the game’s release from users in regards to Warzone’s current state, there is suspicion this game might not break expectations.
Not to mention the first-person juggernaut also facing the likes of Battlefield 2042 & Halo Infinite this holiday as well – a free-to-play model – there is the possibility that players will be occupied elsewhere for this season. Additionally, Activision is in extremely hot water at the moment with reports of mistreatment of employees at the publisher by CEO Bobby Kotich which both Xbox & PlayStation bosses condemned via internal staff letters.
On Top of all that, there is a new rumor emerging there is the chance 2022 will be where the Call of Duty series takes a break. From Twitter user @RalphsValve, the next Call of Duty title is not releasing next year.
In the brief track record that the poser has on the website, there is a lot of attention the user has made since October last month. Namely, there are mentions of several instances for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II which includes casting and story-focused themes. The user also hinted at a supposed Grand Theft Auto IV remaster as well previously. For the latest claim, there could be some significance as Video Game Chronicles has corroborated the titling for the new game previously when reported.
One of the largest disappointments so far for the current Call of Duty: Vanguard is the platform bonuses over on PlayStation. In that, users can find XP bonuses, extra loadout slots, and 24-hour early access to the new Warzone Pacific mode. But, this deviates from previous exclusive modes predecessors featured. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you hoping Call of Duty skips its release next year?