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Activision Confirms Sledgehammer Games To Helm Development For 2021’s Call Of Duty, Said To Be “Built For Next Generation” Machines


Posted on May 4, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Although it is virtually textbook now that both Treyarch and Infinity Ward are the leading developers for Call of Duty for the next fleet of title for the first-person shooter franchise, there is talks that a returning developer is to make its way back for a new game. Yes, Sledgehammer Games is supposedly to work on the next Call of Duty for 2021.

In a report from ModernWarzone, it is indicated that the Call of Duty: World War II team will be returning to the helm as the main developer for this year’s game. It is disclosed from sources familiar with the project that the next game will continue to take place during the Second World War, but following details were left sparse.

However, in a new tweet from Sledgehammer Games, the developer appears to be suggesting its official ‘resurrection’ from being a support developer to main the next title for this year according to a GIF posted on Tuesday.

Additionally, Activision Blizzard in its recent financial report framed this year’s game to be “built for” next-gen systems, Charlie Intel transcribes. “This is a built for next generation experience with stunning visuals across campaign, multiplayer and co-operative 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,” Daniel Alegre, Activision Blizzard Chief Operating Officer explains.

“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.” 2021 appears to be a very exciting year for the first-person shooter genre altogether as a new Call of Duty, Halo Infinite, and Battlefield are to arrive simultaneously.

While the next entry for the Xbox-exclusive series is already confirmed for Xbox Series X|S, Electronic Arts commented on the impact Battlefield will face with the next-generation machines. In that, CEO Andrew Wilson told DICE is “targeting new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms” for the new Battlefield. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you excited for what is to come for this year’s Call of Duty?

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