The Call of Duty series will not pause in 2023 either, so we can probably expect a new part of Activision Blizzard’s famous shooter series in the fall. There have already been numerous rumors and speculations surrounding this year’s installment and some of them now appear to be true.
As Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier reports, Activision Blizzard has confirmed that Call of Duty 2023 will be a direct sequel to last year’s Modern Warfare 2. The company itself also gave a clear indication of this – in the form of a tweet.
Here it was asked whether you would like to take purchased MW2 content with you in Call of Duty 2023. The two possible answers: “Yes” and “Yes, when is the announcement”. It should already be clear that purchased skins or content packages can also be used in this year’s CoD – which is anything but usual in the series.
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No big surprise
The fact that CoD 2023 will be a direct sequel probably surprises few. This rumor has been too present in recent months, almost like an open secret. So a “Modern Warfare 3” this year is more realistic than ever. The end of Modern Warfare 2 already indicated that the story would continue – even the villain was teased – according to Jason Schreier this is now happening a year later.
It’s a first for the series, as there has always been a “new” Call of Duty released every year. Subseries such as Black Ops or Modern Warfare always had a break of one to several years between individual parts.
As Jason Schreier writes, MW3 – or whatever it will eventually be called – was initially planned as a major expansion for MW2 before it developed into a “real” game. There have also been various rumors about this.
Release date leaked several weeks ago
With the more or less direct confirmation, there are already many rough key data for this year’s Call of Duty – although it has not even been officially announced. A few weeks ago, for example, a judge in the FTC vs. Microsoft process leaked the planned release date of CoD 2023 (allegedly November 10) along with the periods for the planned beta phase.
What is “only” missing now is an official announcement. Then we should probably also learn more about the locations in which Task Force 141 around Captain Price and Simon “Ghost” Riley is on the road in the game’s campaign.
MW3 will be a direct sequel. Good or bad decision?