Just as there’s no Christmas without Kevin (because it’s become a tradition in Hungary to air Home Alone on television), there’s no year without Call of Duty because Bobby Kotick’s salary and bonuses will have to be financed from something if the people laid off from the company don’t put Activision Blizzard in a strong enough financial position…
Call of Duty. A franchise that arrives every year and has had two releases in some years (true, the handheld versions/games have not always been successful, a prime example being Call of Duty: Black Ops – Declassified on the PlayStationVita), and Activision Blizzard has indeed got fond of the series, so the company would probably cry if it missed a year of the cycle, as theoretically three studios, Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games are responsible for the games.
Trusted insider Tom Henderson wrote on Twitter, “As expected, it’s looking like this year’s Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare II (2022), will be revealed in the summer. Hearing rumblings that the title could release in October due to Call of Duty: Vanguard’s poor sales performance, with a “big” CoD: Warzone update coming soon after.”
Call of Duty 2022 is rumoured to feature Task Force 141. The group will fight Colombian drug cartels in the single-player segment, while the multiplayer element will include remastered maps from the original 2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. There will also be a new game mode inspired by Escape from Tarkov, which could take the place of either Spec Ops or Zombie mode in what is likely to be a cross-gen (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC [Battle.net], PlayStation 4, Xbox One) release.
And there’s even room for the obligatory chorus at the end: it’s all unofficial at the moment.