Right now, it appears to be a lot like the early 2010s, with Battlefield and COD fans squabbling for FPS supremacy – but if this results in each game improving, then gamers win regardless. Activision revealed some details about the upcoming Call of Duty game during their most recent earnings call.
In regards to the next Call of Duty game, Activision president Daniel Alegre had this to say:
“Our teams are hard at work on the next new premium Call of Duty release, which is scheduled for the fourth quarter, and they are working hard to deliver a great seamless experience for both current and next-gen console players.”
Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty 2021 will be a cross-platform game
The next Call of Duty game will be developed by Sledgehammer Games. Call of Duty WWII and Advanced Warfare were both developed by the studio previously. Apart from that, Treyarch and Infinity Ward have enlisted the studio’s help in their respective franchises (Black Ops and Modern Warfare).
Because the game is a cross-gen title, it will be playable on both last-gen and next-gen consoles. This has been a contentious topic in the video game community, with many believing that the game will be held back by last-gen consoles’ limited technology.
However, given the scarcity of next-gen consoles, the majority of players will most likely be playing the next COD on a console from the previous generation. As a result, Activision’s decision to release the game on multiple platforms makes financial sense.
Activision President Daniel Alegre also stated that the next Call of Duty game will take place in a setting that fans will recognize and enjoy. The working title “Vanguard,” as well as a closed alpha titled “Slipstream,” seem to support the idea of the franchise returning to World War II. The game is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2021, which would be between October and December of that year.