Confirming what were the rumors and respecting the classic alternation, Activision officially confirmed that the new Call of Duty, as yet unnamed, will be developed by Sledgehammer Games, the Call of Duty: WWII studio, and will be released by the end of 2021.
As they said Sledgehammer Games is the studio that everyone indicated as the project manager, but it is the first time that Activision appointment formally the game. This is a logical choice, given the classic alternation between the main development studios of the series.
The game was “built on next generation consoles and PCs” and, of course, it will “integrate and improveCall of Duty ecosystem“In other words, it will affect Call of Duty: Warzone in a similar way to what has been done by the last two chapters.
The game will consist of a “single player campaign, multiplayer and cooperative modes.” “We are very excited for the release of Call of Duty this year. Development is being led by Sledgehammer Games, the game looks fantastic and well on its way to its release in the fall. It is an experience built for the next. generation with stunning graphics through campaign, multiplayer and co-op game modes, he said Daniel Alegre, President and COO of Activision. “It will be designed to complement and enhance the existing COD ecosystem. We look forward to sharing more details with the community soon.”
Sledgehammer Games posted the following Twitter to joke about the announcement:
After the release of Call of Duty: WWII in 2017, the studio lost many of its key figures only to be reconstituted through 150 new hires in 2020, which allowed Sledgehammer Games to be ready for the appointment with the new CoD.