Last month, sources claimed that Infinity Ward is planning a massive expansion for Modern Warfare II sometime after launch. We heard this would include many classic Call of Duty maps for multiplayer and new campaign content. According to an updated report, the new campaign content will be developed by Sledgehammer Games.
According to Jason Schreier, who has previously reported other details on the upcoming expansion, Sledgehammer Games is working on the campaign portion of the expansion. Sledgehammer Games also offered support work on Black Ops: Cold War, and headed development on Vanguard, WWII and Advanced Warfare.
Call of Duty used to sell map packs back in the day, but more recently, maps have traditionally been offered for free so as not to splinter the player base. This Modern Warfare II expansion is being referred to as a “full premium release” by Activision executives in an earnings call, giving Treyarch the extra time it needs to finish work on its next mainline Call of Duty title, due out in 2024.
This would be the first time we've ever seen a Call of Duty campaign expansion post-launch. Previously, all post-launch efforts have focused on multiplayer and co-op modes, like Zombies, traditional multiplayer and more recently, Warzone.
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KitGuru Says: Modern Warfare II has revitalised Call of Duty for many. Now we'll have to wait and see how much of the player base will be on board for a paid expansion next year.