Activision will delay a Call of Duty game that has been scheduled for next year.
They began releasing the Call of Duty series in 2005 and the annual release date scheduled for 2023 has been reportedly delayed to 2024.
The decision is said to be made independently of Microsoft. Reports say that Call of Duty and Vanguard underperformed and executives at Activision are concerned with the way the games have cannibalized one another.
Call of Duty 2022 release is said to be on track, however, previous reports have noted that the sale of Vanguard has suffered due to players feeling fatigued, as a result, makes them less interested in buying new entries yearly.
The entry that will be released this year will be a sequel to 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and will get a steady stream of additional content.
Activision has also been under heavy scrutiny due to their California lawsuit which alleged it fostered a culture of constant sexual harassment which saw labour protests from workers and staffers. You should also know that Microsoft announced they had struck a deal sometime in January to acquire the company for $68.7 billion.
The deal isn’t expected to close until Microsoft’s fiscal year 2023, which is in July.