A follow-up to Activision's battle royale title Call Of Duty: Warzone will be revealed later this year. According to a financial report from the publisher, Warzone 2, the battle royale will be developed “from the ground-up alongside the premium game” and feature “groundbreaking innovations to be revealed later this year.”
“Development on this year’s premium and Warzone experiences, led by Infinity Ward, is proceeding very well.” the report reads. Activision also touched upon the upcoming sequel to Modern Warfare, which was launched in 2019. According to the report, the sequel “will be the most advanced experience in franchise history.”
The report further confirmed that sales across console and PC had “declined year-over-year in the first quarter reflecting lower premium sales for Call of Duty: Vanguard versus the year ago title” while player engagement with Warzone had decreased.
Tying into the revelations in the report, just last month, actor Barry Sloane teased his return to the Modern Warfare sequel. A highly saturated image posted to his social media teased the Task Force 141 logo, including a skull, sword, and wings. Sloane, who played Captain John Price in Modern Warfare, formed the task force in the game's post-credits scene." The One-Four-One” serve as the protagonist group in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 2 will however become the last annually-released premium game until 2024. GameLuster previously reported that the studio would delay its annual release for 2023. This was due to the previously mentioned news that Call of Duty: Vanguard, the latest instalment in the series failed to meet commercial expectations.
As a recent instalment in the long-running, popular shooter franchise didn't perform as they had hoped, Activision will instead, be working on other projects to fill the space left. Call of Duty: Vanguard is available across all major platforms including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Battle.net.