The next Call Of Duty title may be released by November 2020, according to shoutcaster Chris Puckett. In a short clip via Twitter below, which has since been deleted, Puckett appears to indicate that Treyarch would unveil the next game by the end of the year.
In the hours following the post, Puckett hastily poured water on any hopeful bonfires. He urged fans not to take the post as a leak, defending the claim with: "I am freelance. I'm not an ATVI employee. I can't leak info I don't have."
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War appears to be set for a November release, according to @MLGPuckett 👀 pic.twitter.com/RB0yCsYBLf
Call Of Duty 2020 may still be in development, but according to Treyarch Studios and Raven Software, the game will be released later this year. Treyarch was the first to confirm the news last night on Twitter, followed a minute later by Raven Software, who was "excited to announce our partnership with @Treyarch on this year's Call of Duty!"
Before this spirals out of control...
I get it. You want clicks and headlines, but pls stop presenting my assumption tonight as a leak🤦♂️. I am freelance. I’m not an ATVI employee. I can’t leak info I don’t have
COD has launched “in November” for 14 years https://t.co/Irl6BgGE07
— Puckett For Hire (@MLGPuckett) August 7, 2020
During a Q2 earnings call, yesterday, August 4, Activision confirmed that Call Of Duty 2020 was still on track for release this year. As reported by Charlie Intel, the statement reads: "Activision will continue to build on its direct digital relationship with this expanded community as it delivers the next premium installment for Call of Duty, which comes from the wholly-owned Call of Duty studios Treyarch and Raven Software."
So an official release date is as unknown as the title itself. However, Activision has begun distributing wooden crates to media publications within the inner Call Of Duty circles, instructing the recipients not to open the crate until August 10, at noon EDT. This all suggests that some big news is on the way.
For now, the wait goes on, but it's important not to forget that Activision still has two more significant titles under development: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2, and Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, which are set for September and October release dates respectively.