Activision could be eyeing a subscription service for Call of Duty in the future
By Ray Ampoloquio
March 28, 2022
It's business as usual for Activision Blizzard despite Microsoft's ongoing buyout and the multiple lawsuits filed against the controversial publisher.
As a matter of fact, Activision appears to have a plan in place for a subscription-based service for Call of Duty going forward.
The Activision Careers Page currently lists unfulfilled roles for what is supposedly the future of the Call of Duty brand, CoD 2.0.
The listing reveals how the new "leader will extend the CoD brand authentically in ways that engage core audiences and ignite and excite new ones."
Activision is no stranger to experimenting with and reinventing Call of Duty.
In recent years, the brand has moved out of its comfort zone to go free-to-play with Call of Duty: Warzone and become available on mobile platforms, courtesy of TiMi Studios and Call of Duty Mobile.
Meanwhile, reports suggest that Call of Duty might skip its annual release schedule as early as next year, with Infinity Ward getting extended time for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.
All of this is to say that, whether it's Activision Blizzard or Microsoft's doing, the Call of Duty franchise is not going to look the same in a few years.