Over the past few weeks, there had been whispers throughout the industry indicating that this year’s Call of Duty game could be in trouble. However, that no longer appears to be the case, as Activision is confident that this year’s annual entry will kick butt and take names.
During the company’s earnings call yesterday, it confirmed that the developers at Sledgehammer Games are hard at work on the new entry, which will be “built for next-gen” – but there’s also hints we could see it for previous-gen machines like PS4 and Xbox One as well.
There’s no current release date, but it’s likely to arrive later this year.
Activision Blizzard COO Daniel Alegre noted, “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.”
He also detailed its next-gen arrival. “This is a built 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.”
Sledgehammer had fun with the “in dire straits” tweets, even posting a GIF of WWE superstar The Undertaker rising from a coffin. Check that out below.
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) May 4, 2021
Sledgehammer last produced Call of Duty: WWII for Activision back in 2017, following the success of its debut title Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Rumors indicate that the 2021 project could take the series back to WWII for its follow-up, but nothing is finalized yet.
Now, the real question is when we’ll know what the game will be. E3 is coming up next month, and Activision has already confirmed it’ll be in attendance, so that could likely be the place.
We’ll see what happens in the weeks ahead!
Relive the awesomeness of Call of Duty: WWII with the trailer below!
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