Activision’s next Call of Duty game won’t be officially revealed during E3 2021, according to VGC.
The publisher has decided to reveal the next entry in its annual FPS franchise later this summer. No official details of how or when Activision will announce the game, but it’s probably likely how they revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War last year, which was through a Call of Duty Warzone in-game event.
While Activision hasn’t officially announced the game, reports have claimed the working title of the game is Call of Duty: Vanguard. The setting of the game is taking the franchise back to a World War II setting and is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, who was the lead developer on Call of Duty: WW2.
The game is currently on track to release in November on PC, current-gen and next-gen console hardware. Call of Duty: Vanguard is said to feature a campaign, multiplayer and zombies modes set in the European and Pacific theatres of World War II. The plot of the game will focus on the birth of modern allied Special Forces.
The game’s release has Warzone implications as the battle royale game shifted to the 1980s era for the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, 6 months after launch. The Warzone plan for Vanguard is to introduce a brand new map, which will be the largest and most ambitious map to date which is planned to drop alongside the release of the game.
As far as the size of the Warzone map, VGC claims that the Vanguard map will be set in the Pacific theatre and will be significantly larger than Warzone’s current Verdansk map. With a bigger map comes new vehicles which VGC claims will cater to the huge size of the Pacific map.
Unlike last year with Black ops Cold War, Warzone and Vanguard will share technology as both games will be powered by the Modern Warfare Engine. With Call of Duty going back to World War II and Battlefield taking place in 2042, settings of both titles are essentially taking place within almost a 100-year of each other.
On one final note, VGC also claims that virtually every internal Activision studio now working on Call of Duty, which is sad to hear as the hope of getting Spyro 4 becomes less of a reality.