Game News Call of Duty: Activision Makes Huge Decision About Its Next Games
The Call of Duty franchise has been in the video game market for a long time, year after year. At the time of the announcement of the acquisition by Activision, the franchise’s future seemed in suspense: its strategy of ubiquity and frenetic speeds of development could finally be reconsidered. Almost three months after the announcement of the acquisition, we know more about the release speed of the licenses!
- The FPS giant wants to take a step back to jump better?
- Call of Duty is no longer released every year, according to Activision
The FPS giant wants to take a step back to jump better?
More or less, the Call of Duty license has been established in the video game world for twenty years! And year after year, the franchise has every chance on its side to remain competitive, in particular by striving to constantly offer a new installment to players around the world. But on January 18, an event came to shake the certainties of the players, and to a lesser extent Activision: namely the acquisition by Microsoft!
From there, a flood of questions fell on the news surrounding the famous military FPS license. Quick, many wondered if Call of Duty became an Xbox exclusive and if in the short and medium term, for example future episodes would indeed continue to appear on PS4 and PS5† Communication was intended to reassure and the announcement of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2directly. However, the output speed seemed to be questioned as we learned that there would be no Call of Duty in 2023 † Recently, Activision confirmed this shift in publishing the next installments of the license!
Call of Duty is no longer released every year, according to Activision
As early as the announcement of the acquisition, rumors were circulating, as reported by Bloomberg, of potential discussions among senior Activision officials over the pace of release of games bearing the Call of Duty stamp. Suspicions of a delay grew, but the official announcement appears to have crept into an email from COO Josh Taub to company employees.
In the wake of the announcement of a massive hiring of QA testers — the company plans to hire 1,100 new employees in this field — it was said that Call of Duty’s emblematic annual releases were no longer on the agenda. In his comments, Josh Taub specifies that the output format would be “always on” from now on. It is clear that the publication frequency will be more flexible and less sustainable than before† All this, of course, requires further clarifications that the publisher Activision itself could announce soon, but it looks like a page is being turned in Call of Duty history!
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