After weeks' worth of leaks and rumours, we've got our first official developer comment on how this year's Call of Duty is shaping up - at least when it comes to how the game will follow on from 2022's Modern Warfare 2.
The official Call of Duty Twitter account has announced that a lot of content present in last year's game will carry over to Call of Duty 2023. For now, the team has confirmed that this content includes MW2's operators, weapons and cosmetic bundles.
Outside of the series' free-to-play battle royale Warzone — which is exempt from the annual release schedule — this is the first time we've seen core CoD content move over from one year's game to another. Recent reports shed a little bit of light on why this is happening.
Back in 2022, it was suggested that this year's Call of Duty 'title' would actually be premium DLC for 2022's MW2, however, since then Activision has confirmed that CoD 2023 will be a fully fledged release. With this official content announcement, we now know that the two games are likely heavily linked, even if this year's game will be a full retail release in the end.
We should find out the exact makeup of Call of Duty 2023 pretty soon. The above tweet hints at an upcoming reveal with its second poll option - a reveal that is rumoured to be planned for next month.