In addition to the pronouncement of the CMA with the surprise of the rejection of the Activision-Microsoft deal, the publication of the quarterly report of Activision Blizzard was also expected today: the US giant takes the opportunity to offer clarifications on the next chapter of Call of Duty .
In a precise passage of the documentation produced by Activision to expose the company’s financial results to investors and shareholders, representatives of the company led by Robert ‘Bobby’ Kotick reiterate that the next video game in the Call of Duty series will be a title “premium and full“.
Without specifying whether or not Call of Duty 2023 will be the sequel to Modern Warfare 2, Activision’s clarification extinguishes the inferences about the possible arrival of a ‘low key’ COD video game: in fact, in recent months, the rumors made bounced on the net by journalists such as Jason Schreier of Bloomberg have told the problems faced by Activision in shaping the project of the next chapter of Call of Duty.
According to Schreier, the new COD would have been born as an expansion of Modern Warfare 2, transforming over time into a video game in its own right including a deep main campaign and the canonical multiplayer modes that have always characterized the series. At this point it only remains to understand who the developers are at the helm of this project, even if all the clues lead to the study Sledgehammer. We’ll see.
In the meantime, we leave you with the harsh response of Activision’s Bobby Kotick to the CMA’s no to the deal with Microsoft.