Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise published by Activision. Starting in 2003, it first focused on games set in World War II. Over time, the series has seen games set amid the Cold War, futuristic worlds, and outer space. The games were first developed by Infinity Ward and then by Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games. Several spin-offs and handheld games were made by other developers. The most recent title, Call of Duty: Vanguard was released on November 5, 2021. The next title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be released on October 28, 2022.
Call of Duty 2 is a first-person shooter video game and the sequel to Call of Duty. It was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The game is set during World War II. It is experienced through soldiers’ perspectives in the Red Army, British Army, and United States Army. It was released on October 25, 2005, for Windows, November 15, 2005, for the Xbox 360, and June 13, 2006, for Mac OS X. Other versions were made for mobile phones, Pocket PCs, and smartphonesHarvard Alexander
The series initially focused on the World War II setting, with Infinity Ward developing the first (2003) and second (2005) titles in the series and Treyarch developing the third (2006). Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) introduced a new, modern setting and proved to be the breakthrough title for the series, creating the Modern Warfare sub-series. The game’s legacy also influenced the creation of a remastered version, released in 2016. Two other entries, Modern Warfare 2 (2009) and Modern Warfare 3 (2011) were made. The sub-series received a reboot with Modern Warfare in 2019, with a sequel to be released in 2022. Infinity Ward has also developed two games outside the Modern Warfare sub-series, Ghosts (2013) and Infinite Warfare (2016). Treyarch made one last World War II-based game, World at War (2008), before releasing Black Ops (2010) and subsequently creating the Black Ops sub-series. Four other entries, Black Ops II (2012), III (2015), 4 (2018), and Cold War (2020), were made, the latter in conjunction with Raven Software. Sledgehammer Games, who were co-developers for Modern Warfare 3, have also developed three titles, Advanced Warfare (2014), WWII (2017), and Vanguard (2021).