To the surprise of no one, Call of Duty is returning this year. Shocking, we know, but now we do actually have some new information. While it's been speculated for some time, Activision has finally confirmed that this year's entry will be helmed by Sledgehammer Games.
The news came from last night's Activision financial call (and transcribed wonderfully by the team at Eurogamer), where the company's chief operating officer, Daniel Alegre, confirmed the game's developer, while also claiming the title is being built for next-gen consoles. However, its platforms were not confirmed at the time.
"Development is being led by Sledgehammer Games, and the game is looking great and on track for its fall release. This is a built for next generation experience with stunning visuals across campaign, multiplayer and cooperative modes of play, designed to both integrate with and enhance the existing COD ecosystem. We look forward to sharing more details with the community soon."
Various reports have suggested this year's entry will be set in World War II and is known as Vanguard. It also appears all hands are on deck for the game's development as multiple developers have been roped in to assist. Just recently, Toys for Bob, who are most notably known for their recent work on revitalising classic series' such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, have been brought on to help.
How this year's game is shaping up remains to be seen. Unlike the past few years, it will also have Battlefield to contend with. EA has said a reveal will be coming soon, so it's not long until the battle begins!
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