Warzone 2 reportedly in development and set to launch on PlayStation

A new iteration of Warzone is reportedly in development and set to launch on all platforms, despite Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Call of Duty Warzone 2 In Development: Two players can be seen dropping onto a map.

Where are we dropping? Warzone 2 apparently! According to a new report published by Bloomberg, Activision is developing a new iteration of Warzone which will launch on all platforms, including PlayStation, despite Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Coming from Jason Schreier at Bloomberg, this news was embedded within the announcement that Activision is committed to releasing the next three Call of Duty games on PlayStation platforms, including Warzone 2, which Schrierer says is planned to launch in 2023. This news also comes after Phil Spencer previously that he would like to “keep Call of Duty on PlayStation”.

Presumably, the other two games would be Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (which is the rumoured title for this year), and Call of Duty 2023, although this isn’t confirmed. Beyond that, it still isn’t clear what will happen to Call of Duty on PS4 and PS5. However, we would expect Activision’s studios and Microsoft to continue supporting Warzone 2 with new content and seasons.

Schreier specifically mentions Warzone 2, rather than a Warzone refresh. This could suggest that this new iteration of the free-to-play battle royale will be a larger reboot of the game than what we have seen previously, either with the release of Black Ops Cold War or Warzone Pacific.

Tom Henderson has also followed up by saying that Warzone 2 is reportedly planned as a brand new game for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC with no integration into the original Warzone.

With the planned release reportedly set for 2023, it’s unlikely we will hear more about it until next year, especially as Warzone’s next season has been delayed and Raven has pledged to fix the bugs with the game.