After confirming the inevitable Call of Duty 2021 earlier this yr, Activision has now additionally confirmed that its Sledgehammer Games behind the challenge. The affirmation got here as half of at present’s Activision Blizzard earnings name, whereas additionally saying that it’s “built for next-gen” and on observe for launch in This fall of this yr. This places to relaxation any rumors of cancellations, delays, or substitute video games for the premium Call of Duty 2021 launch. Activision stopped brief of naming the sport, nonetheless, which is able to almost certainly occur later in the summertime by way of Warzone, just like final yr’s Black Ops Cold War reveal.

“In particular, 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,” stated Activision Blizzard COO Daniel Alegre. “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.”

Previous rumors say that Sledgehammer is working on Call of Duty: WWII Vanguard, a comply with as much as 2017’s WWII. There have additionally been reports that the game is “a disaster” which may trigger a delay or cancellation, however these feedback seem to point in any other case, with Sledgehammer’s title set to launch later this yr with out concern. Additionally, one insider claimed that WWII Vanguard was being “held back so bad” by last-gen consoles, and Algere’s feedback deal with a recreation that’s being “built for next-gen.” The recreation continues to be anticipated to return to last-gen consoles (on the launch of the PS4, Call of Duty video games had been cross-generation for 3 premium releases), however there appears to be a spotlight from Activision on placing to relaxation rumors of a recreation that’s lesser as a result of of last-gen.

Sledgehammer’s final recreation was 2017’s WWII, and so they had been anticipated to return in 2020 earlier than Treyarch was slotted in for the primary next-gen Call of Duty launch. Sledgehammer has now shifted and brought over that 2021 slot.

Sledgehammer Games themselves confirmed the information with a tweet, that includes a easy gif of wrestler The Undertaker rising from a coffin.

Treyarch responded with the eyes emoji. Raven Software did the same to Treyarch.

Call of Duty 2021 doesn’t have a launch date simply but, however traditionally, premium COD releases are usually in November or late October. We can in all probability count on an identical launch window this yr.

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