Call of Duty: Vanguard has received a disappointing reception, and next year’s Call of Duty variant therefore seems to be postponed, according to Bloomberg.
Activision Blizzard is postponing the Call of Duty game that was originally planned for next year, according to Bloomberg.
It will in this case be the first year the shooter series does not get a new edition since the start in 2003, ie in 20 years.
The decision to postpone the game is said to have come as a result of disappointing sales of the 2021 launch Call of Duty: Vanguard.
For example, Vanguard has a average rating of 73 out of 100 according to the review collector Metacritic, but the users have been far more critical than the reviewers : Here, the average rating is 3.6 out of 10, with a kind of consensus that Vanguard is just more of the same, and not as innovative as some previous Call of Duty games. The PC version has an even lower user score, with 3.3 out of 10.
The disappointment has made some Activision Blizzard bosses think that they are introducing new games in the series too quickly . The decision should not have had anything to do with Microsoft’s acquisition of the company , according to the sources.
Instead of a new main game in the series next year, Activision Blizzard will deliver a stream of content for a new Call of Duty title that will be launched later this year and will be a sequel in the Modern Warfare series.
In addition, there will be a new free game in the Call of Duty franchise next year. Treyarch, the developer working on the postponed 2023 game, will also contribute here, according to Bloomberg’s sources. The previous free game in the Call of Duty series, Warzone, was released in 2020 and is still very popular.
– We have an exciting list of both premium and free Call of Duty experiences for this year, next year and beyond. We look forward to sharing more details when the time comes, writes an Activision Blizzard spokesperson in an email.