The Call of Duty franchise has become an integral part of the history of the world gaming industry, even becoming the subject of intense controversy between Sony and Microsoft. Specifically, Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard – the developer of Call of Duty has met with Sony’s objection, with the main concern related to the fact that this game will become an exclusive on Microsoft’s Xbox system. thereby creating unfair competition for PlayStation. This detail alone is probably enough to say a lot about the influence of the Call of Duty game series at the present time.
Call of Duty is one of the most successful game series in history
First released in 2003 but it was not until Call of Duty 2 was released in 2005, that the game really attracted attention and gradually became a monument of the world gaming village. Since then, Blizzard has steadily maintained the same frequency, releasing one more Call of Duty game each year with many different versions. Most have achieved remarkable success. Blizzard itself is also very wise, regularly rotating studios like Treyarch and Infinity Ward to ensure time to create quality games. That is also the main basis for Call of Duty to be able to keep its regular frequency of releasing new parts each year.
The game has been regularly releasing new versions for the past 17 years
This has lasted for the past 17 years (2005 – 2022). However, it is very likely that, in 2023, this record of Call of Duty will be broken. Specifically, according to different sources, Blizzard’s list of games developed in 2023 does not have any Call of Duty versions at all. This becomes even more grounded when so far, the company has not made any move to advertise and market for the next Call of Duty, and there is no related information.
However, this record will most likely be broken in 2023
However, this is also a positive signal. While most gamers are still excited about the prospect of experiencing new versions of Call of Duty each year, for developers, this model creates a lot of creative pressure. So far, the game series is still doing well, but obviously, there are still many limitations in terms of ideas and game modes that Call of Duty’s developers can absolutely do better. In addition, this break will be an opportunity for them to perfect the previously released Call of Duty versions. After all, the biggest beneficiaries are still gamers.