Call of Duty: Vanguard didn’t meet Activision’s projections.
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Every year since 2005, there has been a new Call of Duty title, but that will change next year. The Call of Duty title that was supposed to be released in 2023 is being delayed.

Last year's annual release of Call of Duty: Vanguard didn't meet expectations, but Schreier says that the game is being developed by Call of Duty: Black Ops makers. It was suspected that it had been cannibalized by the previous year's game. According to a recent SEC filing, Vanguard failed to meet fourth-quarter projections.

It seems that other Call of Duty content will be released. Schreier says that the sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will get a steady stream of additional content. There will be a new free-to-play online game that will be available in the year of 2023, as well as Warzone 2, a game that Schreier mentioned in a tweet.

A new premium Call of Duty has come out every year since 2005. Next year's offerings will include a new free-to-play game as well as content for Warzone 2 and 2022's Modern Warfare.

— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) February 22, 2022

There is an exciting slate of premium and free-to-play Call of Duty experiences for this year, next year and beyond. When the time is right, we will share more details.

The Modern Warfare sequel and a new Warzone experience will come out this year, and both were announced earlier in February. It's not clear if the new Warzone is a full sequel or a big update to the existing game. A new engine will power them.

California's lawsuit alleges that the company fostered a culture of sexual harassment and labor protests among staffers, including some who work on Call of Duty. Microsoft announced in January it had struck a deal to acquire the company for $68.7 billion, though the deal isn't expected to close until sometime in Microsoft's fiscal year 2023, which begins in July.

Update February 22nd at 7:40PM: Added a statement from the company.