It seems like the long, drawn out, and seemingly inevitable acquisition of publisher Activision Blizzard by Xbox parent company Microsoft will finally be approved (probably tomorrow), putting the future of Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms in doubt. But we don't care, not really, because we (hopefully) will still have Call of Duty: The Boardgame, arguably the most innovative entry the franchise has seen in years.

All cheek aside, it really could be pretty great if you (like us) are a big fan of tabletop strategy gaming. A Kickstarter campaign for the project will be held later in 2023 (with a projected retail launch in 2024), and it will "feature miniatures of the iconic soldiers and weapons from the Call of Duty franchise, a variety of scenarios and gameplay modes, and more".

You might be asking yourself, "Why does Activision need to run a Kickstarter campaign for Call of Duty: The Boardgame? Don't they already make all of the money with their various endeavours?" We briefly pondered that one, too, but were quickly distracted by daydreams of a highly-modified Soap McTavish minifig. You can try to pry Call of Duty: The Boardgame from our cold, dead hands in the comments section below.