A new Call of Duty is reportedly back in action this 2023, and this time it’s picking up right where it left off.
According to a new report, this year’s game will continue the Modern Warfare series, giving players more of the gritty, high-octane action they’ve come to expect from the franchise. Get ready to lock and load, because this is going to be one intense ride.
Another franchise for Call of Duty
Call of Duty is like a game of hot potato, constantly going around between developers. But there are a few that have managed to hold on tight to this explosive franchise, including Treyarch, Sledgehammer Games, and the original Infinity Ward.
Speaking of which, it was Infinity Ward that kicked off the Modern Warfare subseries way back in 2007, setting the stage for a gritty, modern-day take on the first-person shooter genre. Fast forward to 2019, and the series was rebooted with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, proving that sometimes, the oldies are the goodies.
And with its sequel topping the charts as the best-selling game of 2022, it’s clear that this franchise is showing no signs of slowing down.
The Call of Duty franchise has been through many hands over the years, but it has typically been helmed by either Treyarch, Sledgehammer Games, or Infinity Ward, the latter of which launched the series back in 2003.
Infinity Ward developed the influential Modern Warfare subseries, which began with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and marked a significant shift in the franchise by setting it in a contemporary, modern-day setting.
Rumors indicating new release
While many expected this year’s Call of Duty game to continue the Black Ops subseries or be a standalone title from Sledgehammer Games, reports suggest otherwise.
According to anonymous sources close to the game, this year’s entry will actually continue the Modern Warfare series and serve as a follow-up to last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
This news comes after reports of a delay to the 2023 Call of Duty game, leaving Sledgehammer Games to fill the gap this year.
While a new franchise in 2023 might be an ideal scenario for most people, have you forgotten about that rumor that there was literally a canceled open-world campaign in Call of Duty Black Ops III?