Call of Duty 2021 being developed for a "next-gen experience" by Sledgehammer Games

By Sean Carey,
To absolutely no one's surprise, Activision has confirmed there will be a new Call of Duty game this year. Call of Duty 2021 is in development with Sledgehammer Games and is being built with next-generation consoles in mind.

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During Activision's first-quarter earnings call, COO Daniel Alegre told investors that Activision is "very excited for this year's premium Call of Duty release" and that Sledgehammer Games is leading development with a planned release for this fall. Sledgehammer Games' last full release was 2017's Call of Duty: WWII. Rumours have been floating around the internet for a while now, suggesting that this year's game will be set during World War II and is called WWII: Vanguard.

Alegre goes on to say that Call of Duty 2021 "is built for [a] next-generation experience" with "stunning visuals across campaign, multiplayer and cooperative modes." Alegre also notes that the game will be "designed to both integrate with and enhance the existing COD ecosystem," which is likely referring to Call of Duty: Warzone.

Activision and Sledgehammer will share more on this year's Call of Duty game in the coming months.

Sledgehammer also announced it had opened a new studio in Toronto, Canada, joining existing offices in California and Melbourne, Australia.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.