IN A NUTSHELL:
- We have a confirmation - the next Call of Duty is being developed by Sledgehammer Games;
- The game reportedly looks good and will be released this fall;
- Activision plans to hire 2,000 new people during the year.
During the latest quarterly earnings call, Activision confirmed that the next Call of Duty game - known behind the scenes as CoD: Vanguard - is being developed by Sledgehammer Games (via PCGamer). The game reportedly looks great and is set to hit the market this fall.
"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 [2021 - ed. note] release," stated Activision's COO Dan Alegre.
Like 2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War, the new CoD is expected to be integrated with the free-to-play shooter Call of Duty: Warzone. Unfortunately, Alegre didn't share any details (though it will likely look similar to the previous installments).
Activision's CEO Bobby Kotick also tweeted that his company plans to hire 2,000 more developers in the coming year to create "epic entertainment". All indications are that more than a hundred of them will go to the aforementioned Sledgehammer Games.
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