Players participating in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas were treated to an exclusive preview of Call of Duty 2023, potentially signaling an upcoming full reveal within the next month.
Fans of the Call of Duty franchise eager for details about the highly anticipated Call of Duty 2023 will have to exercise some patience. However, NBA stars attending the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas were granted a special privilege over the weekend—a sneak peek at the game that could be fully revealed within the next month or so.
The Call of Duty franchise has a history of holding exclusive reveals behind closed doors, and this recent event was no exception. Some players took to social media to share glimpses of the suite where the reveal took place, although they carefully avoided giving away any substantial information, leaving fans in suspense. The suite even featured gaming stations set up to play Call of Duty, with shots indicating that players were engaged in either Warzone or Modern Warfare II.
Given the recent track record of the Call of Duty series, it’s understandable that excitement for Call of Duty 2023, previously referred to as ‘Modern Warfare III’, might be tempered. Modern Warfare II, although enjoyable, suffered from some rough edges and failed to maintain its popularity due to certain choices made regarding elements like Skill-Based Matchmaking (SBMM).
Similarly, the release of Warzone 2.0 was plagued with bugs, disappointing a significant portion of the community. As for 2021’s Call of Duty: Vanguard, it is best left unmentioned. The abrupt abandonment of ongoing support for previous games in favour of new releases has left some fans frustrated, especially considering the potential for longer development cycles.
Fans hope that the upcoming installment will revive the franchise following recent disappointments, but will Activision listen to the community’s feedback?
Many players believe that Modern Warfare 2019 could have been expanded over three years with additional maps, weapons, and consistent updates to Warzone. They argue that the integration of Cold War and Vanguard into Warzone felt out of place, with the latter being particularly criticized as an underwhelming addition to the franchise. Cold War, on the other hand, received some praise for its well-received Zombies mode.
Now, all eyes are on Call of Duty 2023, as fans hope it will breathe new life into the franchise. The community has voiced its desire for changes to the formula that has driven them away from the series in recent years. The question remains: Will Activision pay heed to the feedback and demands of its passionate player base?
As we eagerly await the full reveal of Call of Duty 2023, the exclusive preview offered to NBA stars during the NBA Summer League provides a glimmer of hope. Only time will tell if the upcoming instalment will deliver the changes and improvements that fans have been yearning for, ushering in a new era for the beloved franchise.