Call Of Duty Is Apparently Bowing Out On PS4 And Xbox One
Call of Duty has been around for a long time, and as a result, it's seen a lot of different console generations along the way. Sadly, it could be the end of the road for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players.
Regardless of hardware, and once the series hit its stride, Call of Duty was immensely popular. For many, each game was a defining moment of the console generation it fell into - especially when landing on the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Alas, the series has to move on from its beneficial platforms eventually, and adapt to the tide of gaming development. Now, it sounds like Call of Duty's time is up on last-gen consoles.
Could Modern Warfare 2 Be The Last PS4 And Xbox One Call Of Duty?
There's every chance that the next Call of Duty game - heavily rumoured to be a sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot - will be the very last game in the franchise to come to both the PS4 and Xbox One while also sitting alongside the new-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
This is according to notorious FPS leaker Tom Henderson, who has suggested that whatever comes after Modern Warfare II is likely to go straight to new-gen consoles only. Still, it depends on how fans react and sales turn out.
"Modern Warfare II (2022) is coming to both current-gen and past generation consoles", he says in a tweet. "It's currently believed that this will be the last Call of Duty coming to past generation consoles, but it will ultimately depend on the console market conditions."
Is This Generation Shift A Good Idea?
Frankly, this change has to come at some point, and after Modern Warfare II might be the only comfortable time to do so. As games grow more taxing on their hardware and the consumer moves forward, the Xbox One and PS4 will become obsolete in the modern gaming world. Moving forward like this is the only way to go.
Fingers crossed stock problems for consoles will be remedied by then, otherwise they'd run the risk of leaving fans out in the cold. From what little we've heard, Modern Warfare 2 is already struggling on last-gen consoles.
Even now, it's only a few select titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart that are new-gen locked. It's an emerging trend with the likes of Starfield and Avowed also set to join the above.
This is a step that has to be made eventually, and it's intriguing to see Call of Duty plan so far ahead - as maybe there's much more up their sleeves right now than we might expect.