Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has proved another annual juggernaut for Activision, breaking opening weekend sales records yet again. Even so, the publisher has already been looking ahead to next year's release in its Q3 2022 financial overview.
Tucked into their fiscal results are a few notes about Call of Duty in 2023. Activision says that it'll be delivering the goods across plenty of formats, including "the most robust" live service plan in the franchise, new free-to-play experiences, and finally confirming a "full premium release" for next year.
That last tidbit in particular is a curious one. We've been led to believe from multiple reports that Call of Duty was planning on skipping its normal annual release in 2023, instead returning in 2024 with developer Treyarch at the helm. However, it's clear Activision has some sort of paid premium launch planned.