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2023's Modern Warfare 2 sequel isn't being developed by Infinity Ward, says insider

2023's Modern Warfare 2 sequel isn't being developed by Infinity Ward, says insider

Activision are set to release a Modern Warfare 2 sequel this year, but it won't be made by Infinity Ward.

If the latest rumours are to be believed, industry insiders claim that a mainline Call of Duty release will indeed land in 2023, but it won’t be developed by Infinity Ward despite the success of last year’s Modern Warfare II.

Modern Warfare II wasn’t just a success, it was officially the most successful CoD launch of all time. Fans were full of praise for the game’s proximity chat feature, plus the new anti-camping tool went down pretty well too. Already, players are keen to know what’s next for the franchise. It was originally rumoured that Activision would skip a mainline release in 2023 which would mark the first time that they had done so since 2004. Instead, it was suggested that a Modern Warfare II expansion would be released but now it’s looking like another studio is creating a full sequel instead.

Yet to try out Modern Warfare II? Take a look at the title’s gameplay below.

As reported by industry insider Jason Schreier, who has an impressive track record when it comes to Call of Duty, 2023’s release will be created by Sledgehammer with supervision by Infinity Ward. It was previously suspected that Treyarch may be working on the title. Schreier claims that the project began as a ‘premium expansion’ to Modern Warfare II but has now morphed into a full game.

It’s suspected that it will act as a sequel and continue Modern Warfare II’s story with content also carried over. That being said, it’s reportedly also hoped that those who haven’t played Modern Warfare II can enjoy the title as a “standalone, full-price release.” Given the success of the game, it’s no surprise that Activision are looking to extend the hype into another year.

Elsewhere, the creators of cheat software EngineOwning are being forced to pay Activision $3 million in damages after a judge ruled that the software was exploitative and unfair.

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Topics: Call Of Duty, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Activision, Infinity Ward