Sledgehammer Games, the developers behind 2017’s Call Of Duty: WWII, are reportedly returning to develop the next Call Of Duty title, due in 2021. According to ModernWarzone, the next title in the long-running shooter franchise is “100% being developed” by Sledgehammer, who’s also had a hand in Modern Warfare 3Advanced Warfare, 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot, and most recently, Black Ops Cold War

This information is not official, but considering Sledgehammer’s history with the franchise, and to quote the post from ModernWarzone, “it doesn’t need to be taken with a grain of salt.”

According to Activision Blizzard’s Q4 2020 earnings call, they announced “another strong premium release planned for Q4 in 2021.” 

Considering Sledgehammer’s involvement with 2019’s brilliant reboot to the Modern Warfare sub-series, there’s a strong chance that the developers could be working on a sequel, especially after a prominent industry leaker suggested last October that the next CoD title would be a Modern Warfare sequel. 

In a Twitter post, Tom Henderson said: “I hate to be “that guy” before BOCW has released, but it’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind.” 

As we enter the second month of 2021, it’ll be some time before an official announcement is made regarding the new title, and after the later than planned release date of Black Ops Cold War, it’s almost inevitable that Activision will push the release window for the new game, at the very least, into the final few months of 2021.

In other Call of Duty newsRaven Software recently banned over 60,000 suspect Warzone accounts, as cheating and hacking problems run rampant within the battle royale. Activision intends to deliver “a fair and fun experience for all players. This is a dedicated focus for our security, enforcement and technology teams.”

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