This information has since been confirmed by Sledgehammer Games on their social media channels. Sledgehammer Games is keeping things brief, saying only that they’re excited to be working on the newest Call of Duty game and that they can’t wait to share more.
Activision Confirms Sledgehammer Working on Next Call of Duty
We’re getting closer and closer to an official reveal of this year’s Call of Duty game as we now know some key information. Namely, that Sledgehammer Games is developing the game with a release window set for Fall 2021.
Activision first noted that Sledgehammer Games are working on the newest Call of Duty game during their quarterly earnings report. The information shared by Activision has since been corroborated by Sledgehammer Games on social media.
“We are very excited for this year’s premium Call of Duty release. Development is being led by Sledgehammer Games. The game is looking great and on track for its Fall release,” said Dan Alegre, Activision President and COO.
Alegre also indicated that this year’s Call of Duty game will be integrated with Call of Duty: Warzone. After the news that Toys for Bob has been tapped to help in the development and support of Warzone, it makes sense that Activision would want Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty game to have ties with Warzone.
Keep in mind that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War already has integration with Warzone, so it’s possible we may see Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty game integrated in a similar manner.
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) May 4, 2021
With all of that out of the way, the big reveal that we’re waiting on now has to do with the setting of Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty game. Previously, rumors have circulated that Sledgehammer is working on a game with a WWII setting, Call of Duty: Vanguard.
The rumor suggests the game will be set in the 1950s in a sort of alternate timeline where WWII didn’t end in 1945, but is still ongoing. As we mentioned when we reported on the rumor, the idea gives us Wolfenstein vibes. However, Eurogamer reported that Sledgehammer isn’t planning to deviate from the “traditional WWII setting” with Vanguard.
We can only speculate as to what Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty game will look like right now, but the idea of a 1950s sort of alternate WWII setting is interesting to say the least. As soon as we know more about what Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty game will look like, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Until then, what do you think of the news that Sledgehammer Games is in fact working on the next Call of Duty title due out later this Fall? Do you think we’ll get more of a traditional WWII setting, an alternate WWII setting, or something else? Let us know on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter!