During the US Federal Trade Commission’s hearing on Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, a federal judge unintentionally dropped a hint about the release date of the highly anticipated Call of Duty game for 2023.
The leak, which emerged during the proceedings, seems to corroborate the longstanding rumors suggesting a November launch for the next installment in the blockbuster franchise.
While speculations and historical patterns have long pointed towards a November release for Call of Duty 2023, this inadvertent revelation by a federal judge (via Charlie Intel) marks the most concrete evidence yet regarding a specific date.
Interestingly, the official Call of Duty Twitter account added fuel to the fire by posting a cryptic tweet featuring the eyes emoji shortly after news of the judge’s leak began circulating.
With renowned host Geoff Keighley already hinting at a new Call of Duty game arriving in the Fall, industry experts have been left wondering about Activision’s  silence surrounding its flagship franchise’s upcoming premium release.
The company’s reluctance to provide official details has only fueled curiosity among fans, making this leaked release date all the more intriguing. Now that the release date has made its way into the public domain, albeit without official confirmation, it seems increasingly likely that an official announcement will follow shortly.
This impending revelation will not only shed light on the identity of the next mainline Call of Duty game, potentially being Modern Warfare 3 or an entirely new title but also disclose the lead development studio. This aspect has remained shrouded in secrecy, deviating from the franchise’s typical reveal cycle.
As fans eagerly await an official announcement, anticipation grows for Call of Duty 2023, poised to deliver another adrenaline-fueled, action-packed experience. Until then, enthusiasts can only speculate and indulge in the excitement surrounding the game’s upcoming release.