Call of Duty: Vanguard
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A new report from Bloomberg suggests Activision will delay next year's Call of Duty game. This would apparently make 2023 the first year without a mainline release in two decades.

This information comes from "people familiar with the plan" and was reportedly a decision made "completely independently" of Microsoft. The main factor behind this is believed to be due to Call of Duty: Vanguard failing to meet expectations, and Activision's own concerns about stacked releases.

Call of Duty 2023 by Treyarch is now expected to release in 2024. Activision responded to Bloomberg with the following comment:

“We have an exciting slate of premium and free-to-play Call of Duty experiences for this year, next year and beyond. We look forward to sharing more details when the time is right.”

As noted by Bloomberg reporter, Jason Schreier, next year's offerings will include a new free-to-play title as well as new content for Warzone 2 and the new Modern Warfare by Infinity Ward. It's believed Treyarch will also be helping out on the new F2P game. If we hear any updates, we'll be sure to let you know.