- Infinity Ward is also working on a new Warzone battle royale.
- It is a sequel to 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot.
- Activision will announce the addition of new characters in the future.
Activision has announced the release date for the next Call of Duty game. Titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the game will be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date is October 28th, 2022.
The call of Duty franchise has made over $11 billion dollars. Industry estimates place earnings at a slightly lower $9.7 billion. It’s probable that service packs and other add-ons account for the additional $1.3 billion. Either way, the video game series surpasses the box office earnings of the entire Star Wars saga.
Activision has given a short description of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that says, “Task Force 141 makes its massive return with a global squad of iconic veterans, Operators include Captain John Price, Simon “Ghost” Riley, John “Soap” MacTavish, Kyle ‘Gaz’ Garrick and introducing Mexican Special Forces Colonel Alejandro Vargas.” Besides these, other details about the game are currently under the wraps.
“Task Force 141 makes its massive impact and presence known across the Port of Long Beach, thanks to a colossal reveal on an unprecedented scale,” the tongue-in-cheek announcement reads. “A global squad of iconic veterans and new legends of yet untold clandestine missions, these Operators are set to deliver a new era of Call of Duty when Modern Warfare II releases on October 28, 2022.”
The release date was confirmed in a stunning new trailer
The trailer debuted the date in an unusual fashion, showing pieces of character art on tanker ships and shipping containers, all building to the image of the fan-favorite character Ghost when all the pieces come together. Activision has traditionally showed off pieces of its games at the PlayStation or Xbox showcases, but this year there’s also Summer Games Fest Live as a potential home for the reveal.
Activision would be hoping for an improvement in its sales with the return of the beloved Modern Warfare franchise. According to a past report, the publisher took a financial hit in Q1 2022 after it saw a low demand for Call of Duty: Vanguard, which was released last year in November. Activision claimed Vanguard’s World War II setting didn’t appeal to gamers.
The publisher also experienced a reduced engagement in Call of Duty: Warzone. The report claimed that Activision had sales of $1.48 billion (roughly Rs. 11,469 crores) in the first-quarter ending in March. This reportedly resulted in its net income falling from $619 million (roughly Rs. 4,796 crores) in Q1 2021 to $395 million (roughly Rs. 3,060 crores).
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