A new report published by ModernWarzone indicates that the upcoming Call Of Duty title for 2021 will be named Call Of Duty WWII: Vanguard. According to the report, Vanguard is a working title well known within the inner circles at Sledgehammer Games, so while the title isn’t set in stone, it appears likely that this next title will be returning to World War Two.
In early February, ModernWarzone reported that the game would be developed by Sledgehammer Games, who developed 2017’s Call Of Duty WWII. ModernWarzone reported that parts of Call Of Duty 2021 would take place in the 1950s, which leads to speculation of a Korean War setting, supported by another popular leaker, Okami. The next title would reportedly be “set in the 1950s”, working in tandem with the start of the Korean War, “so good chance it will be based around that.”
ModernWarzone adds that while their report confirms a WWII connection, “it does not confirm that there are 0 links to the Korean War throughout the game.”
Victor_Z, who posted an image of Call Of Duty WWII’s title, captioned with a hammer emoji to represent the studio. Tom Henderson, whose old Twitter account was recently pulled down, described Victor_Z as “very reliable in the past”, adding that it “like we’re getting another title set in the past.”
Despite World War Two ending in 1945, ModernWarzone speculates that the title would explore a “new fictitious timeline where World War Two didn’t end in 1945”.
It’s certainly an interesting concept explored in film and television before, from Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds to The Man In The High Castle, in which World War II ended differently, leading to the division of the USA.
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