Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is out for most platforms, gaining positive reception. The sequel to 2018’s Modern Warfare and reboot of 2008’s game of the same name, the title’s bringing back some of the fan-favourite characters. While performance issues related to bugs have made the multiplayer experience occasionally frustrating, that has not stopped the game from becoming the most successful release yet.
With Modern Warfare 2 reaching $1 billion in sales this year, it seems Activision will switch gears with their yearly Call of Duty release plans. As per the third quarter financial results on Monday, the developer plans on capitalizing on the momentum.
As per the reports, Activision plans on expanding on the gameplay offered currently in Modern Warfare 2.
“Activision is looking forward to building on its current momentum in 2023, with plans for next year including the most robust Call of Duty live operations to date, the next full premium release in the blockbuster annual series, and even more engaging free-to-play experiences across platforms,” the report read.
This makes it the first time the publisher will not launch a new Call of Duty title yearly. Later reports by Jason Schreier of Bloomberg suggest that in 2023 the game will receive a premium paid expansion.
Let me make this super clear:
– The next game, by Treyarch, is coming out in 2024
– Next year there will be a Modern Warfare II "premium" (paid) expansion by Sledgehammer
– It's supposed to have lots of content! Maybe that's why they call it a "full" release. But it's more MWII https://t.co/jXKAiMFcTf
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) November 7, 2022
The rumoured expansion plans on adding more content to the title, and Sledgehammer Games will take on the duties. Furthermore, the 2024 title will be made by Black Ops developer Treyarch.
Modern Warfare II is available worldwide on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Battle.net and Steam.