Activision Drops 'Call Of Duty: Vanguard' Teaser Ahead Of Official Reveal
Activision has released a teaser trailer for the next Call of Duty game which contains elements that suggest it was set during World War II. While the last game of World War II focused on the fight against Nazi Germany, Vanguard takes players to locations in Japan to fight on the other side of the war. The variety of locations suggests that the game will take place on multiple battlefields, rather than focusing on one area.
After being tapped during the Vietnam War to develop a third-person title, Sledgehammer Games withdrew in 2010 with the help of Modern Warfare 3. The studio then teamed up to lead a trio of Call of Duty titles that developed Advanced Warfare in 2014 and WWII: Vanguard in 2017. In February, an investor meeting with Activision confirmed that the company is the studio overseeing the development of WWII: Anguard.
In Activision's Q4 earnings call, the company confirmed that a new Call of Duty game would be published in 2021 with Sledgehammer Games in charge of development. During the investor meeting on August 3, Activision executives also confirmed that this year's Call of Duty game would be released later this year. A Call of Duty news account, ModernWarZone, has leaks that the game would be released on November 11, but the official release should be treated with caution.