Call of Duty is one of the most influential sagas in the video game industry, at least when it comes to multiplayer and competitive first-person shooter modes. His formula works and hooks millions of players around the world, although unfortunately the saga has been suffering from severe stagnation problems for several years, an opinion shared by both users and some developers who were involved in the development of several installments. That is why, according to a new report by Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier (via Gaming Bolt), Activision Blizzard may abandon annual releases after its purchase by Microsoft.
Inside Activision Blizzard this week:
– Lots of cautious optimism about the merger and Kotick being gone
– Excitement for more creative freedom under Xbox
– Fear of layoffs
– Call of Duty could ditch the yearly release schedule
New story: https://t.co/QftblHXUzz Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) January 20, 2022
“Many developers of Call of Duty they think that releasing games at a slower cadence would please players and help bolster the franchise“, comments Schreier. In addition, the employees have insisted that the sequel that should be released this year seeks to “redeem the fortune of the saga”, although as we have highlighted, its launch could be postponed if the wishes of Activision developers Blizzard come to be fulfilled.On the other hand, the same interviewees have wanted to emphasize that within the company there are a lot of optimism and enthusiasm for the purchase of the study and the creative freedom that Xbox gives them, although some employees fear some layoffs could follow. In addition, many are happy about the possible departure of Bobby Kotick.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 could be the new installment
Rumors about a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 have been probing for some time. Some leaks suggest that its campaign mode would be set in Latin America, in addition to having classic maps from previous installments for multiplayer and that the artificial intelligence of allies and enemies It has improved significantly compared to previous installments.
A recent report from the middle of this month highlighted that the launch of the title would be brought forward to alleviate the poor sales it has reaped. Call of Duty: Vanguard, the latest installment developed by Sledgehammer Games, although at that time the purchase of Activision was still unknown, so numerous changes in release schedules could occur. Finally, it should be noted that those players who own PlayStation systems have nothing to fear, since Phil Spencer himself has assured that Sony consoles will continue to receive new deliveries.