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.
NEW: Activision is committed to releasing at least the next three Call of Duty games on PlayStation even after the Xbox acquisition, according to people familiar with the deal. That's COD2022, COD2023, and Warzone 2 (in 2023). After that, it's hazier https://t.co/OpWE7Tk9KV
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) January 25, 2022
Warzone 2 is literally that… Warzone 2.
Current gen and PC only… No past weapon integrations etc.
A completely new game for the better hardware.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) January 25, 2022
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.