If you're wondering where the new Call of Duty is this year, a new report has shed some light on the matter. It's claimed it won't be appearing at E3 2021, and instead will be opting for a reveal later this summer.
The title is claimed to be the long rumoured Call of Duty: Vanguard, and as reported by VGC, "virtually every internal studio at Activision is now working" on the series, including divisions such as Toys for Bob. The release is said to be cross-gen, appearing on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
As claimed by VGC, Call of Duty: Vanguard "will feature a campaign, multiplayer and zombies modes set in the European and Pacific theatres of World War II, with its plot centring around the birth of modern allied Special Forces". It's unclear how the game will be revealed, but VGC believes it may be similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's reveal in Warzone last year.
As was case with last year, Vanguard is expected to be integrated into Warzone, with the team at Sledgehammer having more time to prepare for its inclusion. Last year saw the Black Ops Cold War map and content arrive over the months after launch, but this year's will see a more seamless introduction with a World War II themed map. VGC claims the plans for the map will be "the series’ largest and most ambitious to date", and should be included at launch.
Obviously we have no confirmed word from Activision thus far, but VGC reported the transition into Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War last year, which later was proved to be correct. The report comes the same day Battlefield 2042 finally received its official reveal, which will be going the opposite direction for a slightly futuristic setting.
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