Activision, after the last chapters of Call of Duty not very appreciated, could cease the annual releases
Activision now has a fixed annual release schedule for the Call of Duty saga since 2005 starting with Call of Duty 2. Like clockwork, fans of the franchise have been able to rely on a new title of the saga every year. Activision was able to maintain this schedule by coordinating three different developer teams, including: Treyarch Studios, Infinity Ward or Sledgehammer Games.
Each development team is assigned its own Call of Duty to be built in three years. This rotation development system allowed Activision to release a new Call of Duty every year. However, in 2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was released and was criticized by the players, resulting in a game made in a hasty manner with no big news compared to the previous chapters.
Call of Duty’s annual releases could become a thing of the past
New Twitter leaker RalphsValve reported today that Activision is up for discussion extend Call of Duty annual releases. This could mean that Activision is considering a change in its release schedule to win back the trust of fans and it would mean that you won’t be able to play a new version of Call of Duty every November, but will have to wait for a new title every two years. Sure this thing would disappoint some fans but considering the latest Call of Duty: Vanguard and Black Ops Cold War reviews not exactly thrilled, it could be the right choice to see an improvement in the quality of the franchise.
Activision are reportedly in discussion for extending Call of Duty’s annual releases pic.twitter.com/7GjIOxD9zf
— Ralph (@RalphsValve) November 19, 2021
While @RalphsValve has often correctly reported information on various games in the past, this Tweet regarding Activision has led many to question its reliability. If Activision completely moved the release schedule it would lose a large amount of money. However, with the success of Call of Duty: Warzone, the company could carve a whole new path for itself. One where more focus is placed on the game battle royale, while the versions AAA single-player is granted more time for development. Only time will tell what Activision has in mind for the Call of Duty franchise, but if true, this could be a welcome change for the company.
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