In the past Activision have usually announced new Call of Duty games in the first-half of each year. That could all change now thanks to the success of Warzone.
We’re still waiting for the announcement of 2021’s Call of Duty title, and now it seems we might have to wait until much later in the year for any news.
In an interview with VentureBeat, Activision president Rob Kostich hinted that Activision are looking to change the way they reveal new games, similar to the way they revealed Black Ops Cold War much later than we anticipated.
The shift in the way game are announced has been attributed to the fact that they want to bring the community together, bringing up the Black Ops Cold War announcement within Warzone, something that had never been done before at the time.
“Those are the things we want to orchestrate and provide to our community, letting them discover Call of Duty themselves in their play experience” Kostich said.
While we didn’t get any confirmation, it seems to imply that Activision wasn’t to hold more events in Warzone to reveal it’s new Call of Duty titles, given the success of the Cold War event, this isn’t a surprise.
The timing change of these announcements would be huge, usually the games get announced in April or May, then we get to see more fo the game at E3, then the game releases in October or November.
In recent years the timing has started to change, Black Ops 4 in 2018 was revealed in the middle of May, Modern Warfare 2019 was announced in late May, and fans had to wait until August for the announcement of Cold War.
The current rumours suggest Call of Duty 2021 will be titled WWII: Vanguard and is in development at Sledgehammer Games. If we’re going to see the same release schedule as last year then we should see more from the new game in August this year.