Last month Activision officially confirmed Sledgehammer Games are developing Call of Duty 2021. They have assured fans that development is on track to release this year following insider claims of a bumpy development and suggestions that the game wouldn’t be ready to launch in 2021.
“Development is being led by Sledgehammer Games, and the game is looking great and on track for its fall release,” said Activision Blizzard’s COO Daniel Alegre.
Following on from Sledgehammer Games 2017 attempt Call of Duty: WWII it’s speculated this 2021 release will be set in the same era. Activision has made a statement saying the game will be released this year but it might not be the whole experience Call of Duty fans are used to.
Industry insider Jeff Grubb touched on Call of Duty 2021’s rumoured development issues explaining that most of the issues are stemming from the games multiplayer mode. This is leading people to believe that the game could be launched without multiplayer.
While Grubb has made it clear that nothing has been confirmed in regards to these rumours it does line up with previous reports that Activision is planning on releasing a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer remaster in 2021 so players will be able to get their nostalgic multiplayer fix.
🚨COD 2021 POSSIBLY CANCELLED🚨
I tweeted about this yesterday, but took it down, as I didn’t have 100% proof, now I do.
SHG might be back to being a “Support Studio”.
It also says “MW2 MPR will release this fall” with “MW/WZ/CW content continuing throughout 2022”!
— Zesty – News & Leaks (@ZestyCODLeaks) April 27, 2021
This is just speculation at the moment so please don’t expect this to 100% happen. We can’t imagine Activision or Sledgehammer Games would release a Call of Duty game without multiplayer unless they 100% needed to. If anything we’d expect a limited multiplayer experience upon launch and more variety to be added later down the line.
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