This year’s Call of Duty game will reportedly be a continuation of Modern Warfare 2.
That’s according to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, who cites people familiar with the project who claim that Activision’s goal for the new Call of Duty is to make a game that feels “like a standalone, full-price release and also an extension of Modern Warfare II”.
Maps and modes from Modern Warfare 2 are also planned to be carried over, though Schreier points out that those he spoke to warned that plans may change again between now and the game’s planned release this fall. It had previously been reported that 2023 was originally scheduled to be the first year in almost two decades without a mainline Call of Duty title, and that Activision would instead opt for an expansion described as “big, with a single-player campaign and several multiplayer maps.”
It’s now understood that this has been restructured as a full release, however.