Activision confirmed on a recent earnings call that Sledgehammer Games is currently leading the development of the next Call of Duty game.
Sledgehammer Games developed Call of Duty: WWII, the studio later assisted Treyarch and Raven Software with the development of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War.
And in particular, we are very excited for this year’s premium Call of Duty release. Development is being led by Sledgehammer Games and the game is looking great and on track for its fall release.
This is a build for next-generation experience with stunning visuals across campaign, multiplayer and cooperative 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.
Recently a renowned Call of Duty insider affirmed that Sledgehammer Games was developing a COD game under the codename Vanguard. Leakers claim that the game will feature cutscenes of the aftermath of World War II, in the year 1950.
The World War II Setting is accurate as we understand it, especially after today’s news revealing the working title for COD 2021.
Per Sources, Call of Duty 2021 is Tentatively Titled WWII: Vanguard. This is clearly a code name / working title and will be changed in the future, but this is our first look at the potential title of the next entry for Call of Duty. As we previously reported, the game is being primarily developed by Sledgehammer Games.
Activision previously confirmed that the next Call of Duty will be releasing in late 2021, being said this, the publisher did not reveal any other details since then. It’s expected that Activision will reveal more information about the game in the summer.
Is important to mention that even if leakers were accurate about Sledgehammer working on the next COD game, Activision has not made any indication of a World War II-inspired game.
Sledgehammer Games was founded in 2009 by Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey and was acquired by Activision shortly after. The studio originally worked on Call of Duty: Vietnam, a third-person shooter set during the Cold War.