The Future of Call of Duty: New Event Is Supposed to Say More about the Franchise
According to Activision, the upcoming Call of Duty Next event is supposed to provide players with more information about the future of this franchise. The developers announced that the event will happen on September 15th at 1 PM ET. It is supposed to be broadcast on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter.
Based on the press release, the event will talk about a sequel to Modern Warfare (2019) and also Warzone 2.0, which is supposed to become a Warzone experience for mobile users. When it comes to the present state of Call of Duty, it becomes obvious that the video game series hasn't been performing as well as it could. Call of Duty: Vanguard did not meet the expectations set out for the fourth quarter. For this reason, the company delayed the next year’s release of the game, which is something that happened for the first time since 2005.
In addition to the performance problems, there is a conflict going on between PlayStation and Xbox. Sony is concerned that Call of Duty can become exclusive to Xbox once Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard King. According to Microsoft, the company plans to have Call of Duty on the PlayStation for several years beyond the current agreement. Sony, on the other hand, claims that in this situation several years stands for three years. According to Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony, the team views the entire deal as completely inadequate. There is a serious custody battle happening between the corporations, so it’s currently unclear how the situation will develop in the near future.
We also still don’t know whether the topic of the game’s multiplatform use will be discussed during Call of Duty Next.
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