Activision drops the mask during its quarterly review and announces that Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 will significantly mark the Call of Duty franchise.
While the teasing continues on the side of Infinity Ward, Activision is putting a little oil on the fire by already touting the next opuses of its golden egg hen.
A real revolution for Call of Duty in 2022
This time it’s not a rumor or leaked info, but a financial report from Activision which gives us a glimpse of what Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 will be.
In this report, it is indeed possible to read that Modern Warfare 2 would sign a real comeback for the licensewhich Activision already calls “the most advanced experience in franchise history.”
Call of Duty teams made substantial gameplay improvements to Vanguard and Warzone in Q1. Development of this year’s premium and Warzone experiences, led by Infinity Ward, is progressing very well. This year’s Call of Duty game is a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare, the most successful Call of Duty title to date, and will be the most advanced experience in franchise history.
Same story for Warzone 2 which is obviously a brand new experience developed from A to Z in parallel with Modern Warfare 2. The battle royale will retain its free-to-play status and benefit from groundbreaking innovations which will not be revealed until later in the year.
The new free-to-play Warzone experience, which is built from the ground up alongside the premium game, features breakthrough innovations to be revealed later this year.
On this subject, an insider who has already leaked several information on these next two opuses, has some “ideas” as to these famous novelties. The latter speaks of dynamic weather, day / night cycle or even advanced destruction of the decor, which does not seem far-fetched in the end.
“Groundbreaking innovations” = destruction, dynamic weather, dynamic lighting, day + night cycle, and more of that sorta stuff. Just my guess.??????????? https://t.co/VPIyyvh5yc
—Hope (@TheGhostOfHope) April 25, 2022
Although the use of slightly exaggerated superlatives is commonplace when companies talk about their games, we are not safe from having the right to a little surprise with these Call of Duty 2022.
Alongside this, the financial balance sheet also tells us that Call of Duty Vanguard brought in less than expected in the first quarterbut that the mobile versions of Call of Duty are a hit and continue to grow exponentially.