This year’s Call of Duty sequel will likely be developed by Treyarch and Raven Software, confirming a report more than a year old that Treyarch’s flip to make the sport was being moved up a 12 months.

Daniel Alegre, Activision’s chief working officer, confirmed Treyarch’s function in a quarterly earnings name with buyers on Tuesday afternoon. Alegre stated Raven and Treyarch would deal with “the next premium installment for Call of Duty,” that means a full title; the 2 studios later tweeted about their work together.

Treyarch is half of a three-studio rotation that features Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games. In May 2019, Kotaku reported that Treyarch, which developed 2018’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and wasn’t attributable to make one other sport till 2021, was stepping in for the 2020 sport as a result of the collaboration between Sledgehammer and Raven was not going properly. Sledgehammer, which made 2017’s Call of Duty: WWII, was stated to not be the lead studio within the authentic 2020 CoD plans.

Activision has not revealed any particulars in regards to the subsequent Call of Duty sport but, though the shortage of an E3, the COVID-19 pandemic, and different information occasions have interrupted most traditional advertising and marketing efforts. As Treyarch is the studio liable for the Black Ops arc, as we speak’s affirmation strongly suggests this year’s sport would be the fifth of that collection. No title or launch date has been confirmed.

The most up-to-date Call of Duty, 2019’s Modern Warfare by Infinity Ward, launched the Warzone battle royale mode. Earlier as we speak, Infinity Ward’s design director confirmed that the stand-alone, free-to-play mode will live on as its personal sport after subsequent CoDs are launched, and it’ll tie into the occasions and lore of these video games.