Activision today confirmed that Sledgehammer Games are leading the development on this year’s Call of Duty.
The long expected news was revealed during the publishers Q4 investor call. Fans had long guessed that Sledgehammer would tackle 2021’s Call of Duty after Treyarch had to jump in and quickly finish 2020’s Call of Duty. Activision didn’t provide any clues about the game’s setting or what will happen with Call of Duty: Warzone once the game launches.
On the call, Activision confirmed that the new Call of Duty game is being built for next-gen consoles and PC, and that the title will ‘integrate and enhance the Call of Duty ecosystem.” The game will also likely release on PS4 and Xbox One based on Activision’s past history. Call of Duty games continued releasing on PS3 and Xbox 360 through 2015. Finally, Activision confirmed the game has a campaign, multiplayer, and co-op.
Rumors about Call of Duty 2021 have been swirling for some time already. Reports indicate that this game could be set during the World War II era. Considering Sledgehammer Games developed Call of Duty: WWII, it’s not much of a stretch. Asides from the game’s setting, it’s also a mystery what will happen with Call of Duty: Warzone. The free-to-play behemoth remains a top-performer for Activision, and features content from both Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War. Warzone recently underwent an update that brought the map into the 1984 time period of Black Ops Cold War. We’ll have to see what Raven Software has in store for Warzone and this upcoming game.
Call of Duty 2021 launches holiday 2021.