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author: Adrian Werner

New Call of Duty in 2023 After All? New Rumors

According to new reports, Activision has changed its mind and we will get a new paid Call of Duty installment this year after all. The rumors also reveal planned beta test and release dates, as well as target platforms.

There are some interesting rumors online about the next installment of Call of Duty. They sound plausible, as their source is the known insider Tom Henderson, who has made a very good name for himself in terms of leaks about the brand.

  1. According to Henderson, this year will see the release of the next major paid installment of Call of Duty.
  2. This is interesting because earlier rumors said otherwise. 2023 was to be the first year in more than a dozen that we would not get a new major installment of the series.
  3. Henderson explains that initially the plans included a major DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, but it was eventually decided to expand this project into a full-scale game. The game, however, is still to be strongly thematically linked to MW2.
  4. The main team responsible for CoD 2023 is Sledgehammer Games, the devs of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Vanguard. The studio is to be assisted by more than a dozen other teams, which has recently become the norm for the series.
  5. Call of Duty 2023 is scheduled to be released on November 10, 2023.

The devs intend to organize two stages of beta testing for CoD 2023 and provide early access to the story campaign. According to Henderson, the following dates are currently planned:

Date:

Event:

Hardware platforms:

October 6-10, 2023.

Beta 1

PS4/PS5

October 12-16, 2023.

Beta 2

PS4/PS5/XONE/XSX/PC

November 2, 2023.

early access to the story campaign

PS4/PS5/XONE/XSX/PC

November 10, 2023.

game launch

PS4/PS5/XONE/XSX/PC

Recall that according to earlier rumors, in 2023 Activision was to focus on developing CoD: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. This raises the question of whether, by chance, the second of these games did not do worse than expected, and therefore the publisher decided that it would be better not to give up on a new installment of the series in 2023.

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.

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