Activision have yet to officially announce the new Call of Duty for this year though that hasn’t stopped people from leaking information about the new installment in the series. The leak came about when twitter handle TheGamingRevolution posted promotional materials from a future Doritos campaign that confirmed not only the title but also the estimated release date for the game.
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War
Through the promotional images it can be clearly seen that the Call Of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is the title of the new addition in the series. It has been long rumoured that the game will focus on the roots of the series by going back to the cold war era. Many speculate that Activision may be treat this game in the same way they did Modern Warfare by rebooting the series and getting back to fan favourite characters such as Victor Reznov, Frank Woods and Alex Mason.
Though it should be noted the development process of this year COD game has been going through some rough patches. You see Activision has a three year rotation plan between Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Sledgehammer to develop a new COD game each year and this year was supposed to be Sledgehammer’s turn.
But according to Paul Tassi from Forbes, “Whatever they were working on was deemed not good enough, so Activision decided to pull in Treyarch to make a new Black Ops game a full year early with Sledgehammer and other studios working support.
The release window
The leak also mentions that the promotion will start from October 5, 2020 and run till January 31, 2021. Previously, Modern Warfare had similar promotion which began in early October 2019 with the game releasing later that month. Based on all this it can be assumed that the new game might be released late October or early November.
However, despite such leaks it should be noted that it is already a very weird development cycle for this year’s Call of Duty due to the Sledgehammer’s cancelled work. Additionally any game coming out in this window is expected to be a cross generation title and add in the factor of a global pandemic, it makes matter much more complicated.
Even with more than one studio working on the the game, many wonder would a game made in such conditions turn into the finished product that they have come to expect from a Call of Duty game.
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