Activision suddenly fixed the servers, and against this background, gamers began to actively play the classics again.
The network drew attention to the fact that hundreds of thousands of gamers returned to the old Call of Duty games, released from 2007 to 2010. The thing is that Activision suddenly made a number of fixes to the servers and repaired the matchmaking.
Against this background, gamers rushed to play the classic parts for the Xbox 360, which can be launched through backward compatibility on Xbox One and Xbox Series, according to The Verge.
For example, the peak online of the first Black Ops jumped to 123,000 people, and Modern Warfare 3 jumped to almost 80,000 gamers. Moreover, the old Call of Duty occupied the top 5 of the US and UK Xbox Store charts.
Against this backdrop, a theory even arose on the network that the old parts of Call of Duty were “brought back to life” before their potential addition to the Xbox Game Pass as part of a deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. The deal was supposed to “close” on July 18, but the deadline was postponed due to problems with the British CMA.
Recall that last week ended the epic with Call of Duty on the PlayStation. Microsoft and Sony have reached an agreement to keep the shooter series on PlayStation consoles. The term of the agreement is 10 years.
What is known about the new part of Call of Duty 2023
- Earlier there were rumors that Activision would not release a major Call of Duty in 2023, thus interrupting the 18-year annual release schedule. However, later information appeared that a full-fledged part of CoD would be released before the end of this year – it will become a continuation of Modern Warfare II.
- The name of the game is still unknown, but most likely it will not be Modern Warfare III. The creation of the game was entrusted to the studio Sledgehammer Games, responsible for the frankly disastrous Call of Duty: Vanguard.
- Presumably, the new Call of Duty will be released in early November 2023 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S.