Several Call of Duty remasters are reportedly in the works as Activision tries to fill in gaps between new mainline titles. The FPS titan is also reportedly making its debut on the Nintendo Switch as a franchise first.
With 18 standalone titles spanning as many years, the CoD franchise has become known for its yearly release schedule.
Although the trend will continue into 2022, with the expected launch of a Modern Warfare sequelReports suggest that 2023 could mark the first real break for the series.
For the first time in nearly two decades, the FPS juggernaut appears to be leaving a gap in the schedule. Though Activision has since denied those claims, stating that both “premium and free-to-play experiences” are still on the way in 2023, we may now have a clearer understanding of what that means.
Rather than a full-fledged premium release, 2023 could instead serve as the year for newly remastered experiences.
More Call of Duty remasters in the works?
With a wide range of titles to choose from, Activision is reportedly looking back at its CoD catalog to help “fill in empty space between premium titles,” according to insiders.RalphsValve.’
Several classics are reportedly being considered for the remaster treatment, similar to the 2016 re-release of the original Modern Warfare.
World at War, Call of Duty 1 & 2 – Backward Combatability for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered are currently in discussion.
Everything else was described as “complicated” by one employee.
— Ralph (@RalphsValve) March 24, 2022
Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 1 & 2 along with Treyarch’s World at War are said to be the leading contenders. All appear to be “in talks” to build remaster purposes with “newer consoles” in focus.
The full scope of the remaster remains unclear. There is no telling how far the alleged upgrades with the new PS5 & Xbox Series X | going be S hardware in mind.
Call of Duty franchise is reportedly making Switch debut
Beyond the aforementioned remasters, the CoD franchise could also break out on all-new hardware. For the first time in the history of the series, Activision’s hit FPS could soon be playable on the Nintendo Switch.
“Modern Warfare Remastered is reportedly coming to Nintendo Switch,” the insider claimed. “It’s the first [introduction] into the franchise.”
While a number of previous CoD titles have been ported to Nintendo hardware like the Wii, Wii U and even some on the Nintendo DS handheld, the series has yet to make its way to the Switch. However, that could change soon if these reports come true.
There is currently no telling which studio would lead the development of this first CoD port of its kind. However, it’s certainly something Microsoft has shown interestshould complete the $70 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
“We want to bring [Call of Duty] on Nintendo devices,” Microsoft President Brad Smith said in early February.
“We want to bring Activision Blizzard’s other popular titles with us and make sure they continue to be available on PlayStation and that they become available on Nintendo.”
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