There has been no announcement of the next Call of Duty so far – and that will probably not change anytime soon. The reason for this lies in Call of Duty: Warzone, which Activision wants to pay full attention to right now and in the next few weeks.
Where is Call of Duty headed this year? There have been many rumors and alleged leaks recently. We summarize them for you here:
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At least this is what Activision President and Call of Duty boss Robert Kostich said in an interview Venturebeat to words. There will be no early announcement of the next series part.
Reveal probably like Black Ops: Cold War
In the past, most Call of Dutys were announced in April or May of the respective year – until Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War came and wasn’t introduced within Warzone until the end of August 2020.
A plan that Activision is probably following again this year. At least this is what Kostich suggests when asked how the announcement of the next series part stands:
“As you’ve seen over the past year, we’ve done some cool things to bring the Black Ops reveal into Warzone. Those are the things we’re orchestrating and bringing our community to play within the Call of Duty experience themselves discover.”
Focus on Warzone: The publisher is currently also concentrating on Season 3 of Warzone, in which, among other things, the Verdansk map has been thoroughly revised. The focus at the moment is simply on the 100 million player battle royale.
The unveiling of the next Call of Dutys will therefore take place later than usual, but that is all “part of a larger plan to take the community with us,” said Kostich.
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In the interview, Kostich leaves it open whether that means that CoD will also become part of Warzone at some point in 2021. However, two different universes have already been combined within the game series and there will also be enough opportunities in the future to establish a kind of “Call of Duty Metaverse”.
Warzone as a game offers developers the opportunity to make changes at any time, which can be added permanently or only for a limited time. The shooter does not stop at any scenario changes, as currently Verdansk ’84 shows:
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What does that mean for the future? Even if Call of Duty: Warzone is increasingly becoming the focus of Activision, the publisher does not want to do without the annual new series offshoots any more than it does Call of Duty: Mobile. On the contrary: All development studios are currently expanding in order to develop the brand even more.