Treyarch’s subsequent Name of Responsibility sport received’t arrive in 2023. Whereas this yr’s Name of Responsibility continues to be on monitor, subsequent yr’s has been delayed and won’t launch in 2023, in accordance with a report from Bloomberg.
This yr’s Name of Responsibility shall be a brand new entry within the Fashionable Warfare franchise and is developed by Infinity Ward, Activision introduced earlier this month. Infinity Ward may even develop a follow-up to Name of Responsibility: Warzone, one that’s presupposed to launch someday in 2022. Bloomberg’s report says that this yr’s Name of Responsibility launch is deliberate to get a “regular stream of extra content material.” Bloomberg additionally studies that there shall be a “new free-to-play on-line title,” launched subsequent yr, that Treyarch helps develop.
With Sledgehammer making final yr’s Name of Responsibility: Vanguard, and this yr’s entry being dealt with by Infinity Ward, the subsequent Name of Responsibility entry will come from Treyarch and be a part of the Black Ops collection. After the delay, this new Black Ops sport 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 Responsibility franchise debuted on Home windows PC in 2003, which means that the collection may even miss a significant new launch for its twentieth anniversary.
This delay, and Name of Responsibility 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 anticipated to be accomplished in Microsoft’s fiscal yr 2023, which might doubtless make Treyarch’s subsequent Name of Responsibility sport the primary below the Microsoft umbrella.
In keeping with Bloomberg’s report, nevertheless, the choice to push the sport again was not associated to the acquisition, however as a substitute needed to do with the truth that final yr’s Name of Responsibility: Vanguard failed to satisfy expectations, resulting in fears that the corporate could also be publishing new iterations too shortly.
Replace: Activision has responded to Bloomberg’s report with a press release from a spokesperson: “We’ve got an thrilling slate of premium and free-to-play Name of Responsibility experiences for this yr, subsequent yr and past. Experiences of something in any other case are incorrect. We sit up for sharing extra particulars when the time is true.”