There’s been a lot of confusion about Activision’s next entry into the Call of Duty franchise as of late, but Insider Gaming has been able to verify with its sources that there will be a fully-fledged Call of Duty 2023 title.
Previous rumors have suggested that the game will be “premium DLC” for Modern Warfare 2 and although that appears to have been true at one point, Insider Gaming understands that the project changed direction to become a full premium standalone release planned for 2023. As for the content of the title, details are scarce, but the game will be heavily connected to the Modern Warfare series. If recent Call of Duty titles are to go by though, expect a lot of remastered maps for multiplayer.
The games associated with the Modern Warfare series would suggest that the game could be called Modern Warfare 3, but Insider Gaming was unable to verify the game’s name at this time as it’s not yet decided.
One key detail about the game though, is that according to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, the game will be developed by Sledgehammer Games. This is a key detail that Insider Gaming was able to corroborate, but it’s understood that the title is a huge collaborative project across all of Activision’s Call of Duty studios (like most of their CoD games these days).
Insider Gaming has been able to verify that this year’s title is scheduled to have two Beta weeks, an early access campaign period, and a full marketing strategy consistent with past premium releases. In addition, we were also able to verify that the next entry will still be released on past-generation consoles.
As for the game’s current key dates, we were unable to confirm a reveal date for the title but were able to pinpoint the key release dates currently penciled in for the title.
Call of Duty 2023 Key Dates
- Beta weekend 1 (PS4/PS5) – October 6, 2023 – October 10, 2023
- Beta weekend 2 (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – October 12, 2023 – October 16, 2023
- Campaign Early Access ((PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – November 2, 2023
- Full Release (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – November 10, 2023
As always, we’ll update you on more Call of Duty 2023 news when we hear more.
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