Call of Duty 2021 is being fully developed by Sledgehammer, sources suggest.
Call of Duty 2021 has been confirmed, but we don’t have more details
THE Activision confirmed that we will have the Call of Duty 2021, but they didn’t say who will make the game, who will be the studio or studios. For some time, Activision had a three-year cycle, with Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Sledgehammer swapping development tasks, but the 2020 CoD broke that cycle. The game was first developed at Sledgehammer, but was eventually acquired by Treyarch and Raven Software.
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This year, according to leaker ModernWarzone, Sledgehammer Games is once again being the main development studio. The leaker seems to be quite confident of this information, saying you can trust it 100%.
The next #CallOfDuty title is 100% being developed by @SHGames.
While this information isn’t official, it doesn’t need to be taken with a grain of salt. https://t.co/4kHqmbaiAs
— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) February 9, 2021
It will be interesting to see what Sledgehammer might be working on. Their last solo-developed game was Call of Duty: WWII and it was reported that they were working on a Vietnam-focused CoD before Treyarch took over and turned it into Black Ops. They also worked on Advanced Warfare.
Call of Duty 2021 confirmed by Activision
During the recent Investors conference of Activision, the publisher confirmed that a new title of Call of Duty will be released in 2021. While there is still no confirmation of who is developing the title, company executives have stated that a new premium experience will be unveiling in the franchise this year.
Several known Call of Duty leakers predicted that Sledgehammer Games is working on the 2021 title. Although the studio hasn’t produced a game since 2017, the recent surge in signings and the studio’s silence has given credence to many fans’ speculation. In 2020 alone, the studio hired 150 new developers across all of its departments, suggesting that something big is probably afoot. Fans are currently speculating that the new title could be a new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare or even Call of Duty: World War 3.
Activision was careful not to announce or leak any specific details about COD 2021. With new franchise titles usually unveiled in May, the game will likely be released in October or November of this year. That’s assuming Activision follows the pattern.