Finally, the announcement has come directly from Activision about the upcoming Call of Duty. Sledgehammer Games is leading the charge!
Well, the past rumors and speculations already revealed this news. But now, it has just become official that Call of Duty 2021 will come from Sledgehammer.
Publisher Activision shared the information in its recent earnings call.
‘Call of Duty 2021: What to expect?
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) May 4, 2021
The publisher executives said they are excited to announce Sledgehammer as its leading developer for the next COD.
“In particular, we are very excited for this year’s premium Call of Duty release. Sledgehammer Games are leading development, and the game is looking great and on track for its fall release,” said Activision Blizzard COO.
Furthermore, he also said that the new Call of Duty would bring a next-gen experience.
“This is a built for next-generation experience with stunning visuals across the campaign, multiplayer, and co-operative modes of play, designed to both integrate with and enhance the existing COD ecosystem. We look forward to sharing more details with the community soon.”
Speaking about Sledgehammer, then previous rumors suggested that it may return to the WWII era in the next installment.
The possible title, as of now, is being called WWII Vanguard.
The developer’s last game under the iconic franchise came back in 2017, COD: WWII.
Since 2020, the studio has rebuilt itself with fresh hiring of around 150 members after the former staff’s exit.
With the success of the Warzone, Activision heads are also expected to change their future marketing tactics for new launches.
New video games of the year
Meanwhile, many heavyweights are coming out this year, apart from a new COD entry.
But that’s not it!
The huge line-up extends further with the likes of Dying Light 2, Deathloop, Back 4 Blood, Stray, New World, and Humankind.
No More Heroes 3, GhostWire: Tokyo, Biomutant, Psychonauts 2, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and Cyber Shadow are other crucial launches.
Coming back to the upcoming Call of Duty title, again, it may release in 2021.
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