The next Call of Duty game is rumoured to be in development at Sledgehammer Games and looks to be set in World War II, it looks like it will also be developed on the same engine as Modern Warfare 2019 instead of Treyarchs.
Initial reports indicated the game will be called Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard, interestingly the last game Sledgehammer Games made was also a World War II game and before that they made 2014’s Advanced Warfare.
If reports are true, we already know the theme of the new game, the developers, and now we may know which engine the game will be using. A report from VGC’s Andy Robinson looks to have sources who claim the rumour about the engine is true.
Warzone and Modern Warfare drew some criticism in the CoD competitive scene, the engine itself was wall received and praised by fans for its realism. Most complained stemmed from game mechanics that weren’t tied to the engine, like tac sprint and doors.
Some of Call of Duties biggest names have voiced their support at the decision to return to Modern Warfare’s engine after 2021’s Call of Duty switched to an updated version of Black Ops 4’s engine.
Crimsix is one of CoD competitive’s biggest names, winning titles with the Dallas Empire. He praised the choice to return to Modern Warfare’s engine.
Modern Warfare’s engine seems to handle graphics, sound design, and mechanics better than Cold War’s. It’s also easier for the new Call of Duty to integrate with Warzone if they run on the same engine, something Cold War struggled with when weapons were implemented to the game.