Rumours are that Call of Duty may not be able to keep up with its yearly releases, so it’s looking for a different solution to keep the franchise on the cutting edge.
We’ve heard these rumours since Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Activision Blizzard (which could still face legal hurdles), and there was also talk that 2023 could be the first year in nearly two decades that they would skip a new launch in the autumn. But Activision Blizzard (or Microsoft by then, if the deal is completed…) doesn’t want to let that go.
On Twitter, RalphsValve has provided reliable details about Call of Duty in the past. He writes the following: “Activision Blizzard is reportedly considering releasing remastered Call of Duty titles repurposed for newer consoles to fill out the space between the premium Call of Duty titles. Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty 1 & 2, and backwards compatibility for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered are in conversation. An associate described everything else as “complicated.” Addressing the confusion, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is supposedly coming to Nintendo Switch, its first introductory into the Call of Duty franchise for the console.” We’ve had CoD on Nintendo platforms before, so it’s not the first time. They don’t want to overlook the Switch’s sales success…
This year, on the other hand, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will arrive. Infinity Ward is developing both, and Treyarch is rumoured to be working on a new Black Ops instalment, only it’s not due out in 2023, but a year later. So we’d already have a year where we could be talking about such a remastered game.
In the end, we’ll say what we always say: it’s not official yet!