Rumored new CoD game 2023 would be a middle finger for MW2 players

After a less-than-stellar year in the WWII trenches, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II should be different. It was meant to signal the glorious return to a modern setting led by Infinity Ward, the same team that brought out 2019’s hit Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Launching in November, Modern Warfare II racked up huge numbers raking in huge numbers in its opening weekend, despite lacking a notable amount of content and features that are staples of the series. The last bit doesn’t matter because this year’s CoD will be supported for two years, which means Infinity Ward will have time to fix everything and keep the playerbase happy for twenty-four months while Treyarch works on the next entry, right?

Well, that pipe dream came crashing down last week when insider gaming leaked that the rumored “premium DLC” coming to Modern Warfare II would be a full price title, with the Beta and Early Access campaign data to back it up. The timing couldn’t have been worse as the day before the rumor revealed the roadmap for the delayed second season and fans were left furious at the absolute barebones amount of content in place. Needless to say, the rumor was met with a lot of backlash as Call of Duty continues to crush the remaining community that has it.

There are many reasons why this rumor would be the ultimate insult to injury from the Juggernaut FPS. First and foremost, many players, myself included, have been playing CoD every year since 2007, bringing with us an unholy level of military fatigue at every turn. Conversely, as Call of Duty has evolved, it has become apparent that the developers are extremely thinly saturated as Warzone adds another layer to produce content, along with a modicum of working campaign, multiplayer and whatever the Horde mode next is repetition.

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What makes the last part of the previous statement even worse is the price point. Since the launch of next-gen consoles, Call of Duty has managed to charge players $70 for a game severely lacking in content. Each year since Modern Warfare in 2019, the introduction of Warzone and the seasonal model have limited what players get at launch as content is drip-fed over the course of a year, which has been an extremely lazy attempt to look like top-notch content providers . Now imagine you’ve spent $70 over the last three years on Call of Duty with minimal content at launch and the company’s promise of “immense post-launch content” just for two recreated maps from previous CoD -Get titles.

Modern Warfare II promised the above, and it’s laughingly realized that’s not the case. Activision never promised a two-year cycle, but why should we buy a new game if the last one is far from finished when the next comes out? On top of that, Sledgehammer Games ran last year’s iteration, and if that rumor is true, if the exact same team is linked to the next, how good could this project be with just a year to deliver a game with all the bells and whistles? Would even the $70 box work?

If this rumored project turns out to be true, you can expect to find yourself deep into Call of Duty for seventeen non-stop years. It would be one thing if the quality continued to improve, but that’s not the case as it’s becoming a video game hallmark. While I don’t particularly like Modern Warfare II, I don’t like watching the series I grew up watching that has fallen so far from favor, and I don’t think any fan should either.

Keep these in the archives, Activision. We don’t want it. Rumored new CoD game 2023 would be a middle finger for MW2 players

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