Call of Duty will get some form of ‘premium paid content’ in 2023
There might not be a new mainline Call of Duty game in 2023, but that doesn’t mean Activision won’t figure out some way to get you to pay for new Call of Duty content. The publisher recently announced in its quarterly earnings report (via GameSpot) that it has plans to release new “premium content” for Call of Duty in 2023.
What that “premium content” is, we couldn’t say, but it’s safe to say that it’s something separate from the “substantial live operations” it has planned for its current and upcoming titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II launching on October 28th and the next Warzone, which will launch shortly after that.
This statement from Activision seems to specifically target a report that Bloomberg published back in February. The report stated that the next mainline Call of Duty title, originally planned for a 2023 launch, will now launch in 2024. The delay is partly due to Vanguard‘s poor performance, relative to the rest of the series. Black Ops Cold War developer Treyarch will lead development on the next one.
Before that launches, we still have a new, highly anticipated Call of Duty to play. Activision debuted the first uncut campaign gameplay from Modern Warfare II a little over a month ago after touting it as the “most advanced” game yet in the series. That’s all well and good, but we’re still waiting for a multiplayer reveal, which we might not get for another month or so.