The next entry in the Call of Duty franchise will reportedly take place during World War II, and the game is tentatively titled “Call of Duty WWII: Vanguard.” According to sources Modern Warzone, the game will also have an impact on Call of Duty: Warzone and will see weapons and assets shared with the title in a similar way to Black Ops Cold War. Last month, Modern Warzone reported that Call of Duty 2021 is in development from Sledgehammer Games, which would be appropriate as the developer previously worked on Call of Duty: WWII. Clearly, the team has a bit of experience with the environment!
Modern Warzone seems to trust its source, but the article reporting these details also mentions that previous rumors pointed to a 1950s setting for the upcoming Call of Duty. Since WWII ended in 1945, that wouldn’t make much sense! Modern Warzone speculates that WWII: Vanguard could be set in an alternate timeline where the war dragged on longer. In this writer’s opinion, it is also possible that Call of Duty WWII: Vanguard is a game that deals specifically with the events that directly follow the war, such as the rebel Axis forces. Unfortunately, it’s all just a guess, right now!
Interestingly, WWII: Vanguard isn’t the only new Call of Duty game that might be in development. A prominent Call of Duty leaker has also hinted that Activision might be preparing a standalone Call of Duty: Zombies game. Additional details are pretty scarce at the moment, including which team might be developing the game. If it’s correct, Call of Duty fans could have a lot more content to enjoy in the future!
For now, readers are advised to take these reports with a grain of salt until Activision makes some kind of official announcement. Sources sometimes get incorrect information and plans can often change during development. Black Ops Cold War was released a few months ago, so it will probably be a bit longer before the publisher reveals anything concrete about their next Call of Duty game. Hopefully more information arrives sooner rather than later!
Would you be happy to see Sledgehammer Games develop the next Call of Duty? Do you think the next entry in the series will take place during WWII? Let us know in the comments.