Sledgehammer Games confirmed as the lead studio on ‘built for next-gen’ Call of Duty 2021

In their Q4 investor call, Activision revealed the first official details on this year’s upcoming Call of Duty game. Inevitably, the game will release later this year and is being developed by Call of Duty WW2 developers Sledgehammer Games.

“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,” said Activision Blizzard Chief Operating Officer. 

“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.”

Given that we typically see a trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty title in May, at least according to the Call of Duty cycle meme, it probably won’t be too long until we do learn more about Call of Duty 2021.

Sledgehammer Games tweeted out an Undertaker gif as they humorously confirmed their involvement.

The rumours circulating around the rumour mill suggest that Call of Duty will return to a WW2 setting with the name WW2 Vanguard. As of now, these are unconfirmed reports and we’ll have to wait until more concrete leaks emerge or for an official announcement.