After months of speculation, Call of Duty’s long-awaited 2021 release appears to have been locked in as ‘WWII: Vanguard’, a follow-up to the 2017 franchise listing developed by Sledgehammer Games.
The next title in the CoD series seems to be set in stone after months of speculation. While a WWII setting has been strongly rumored in previous months we now have a reported working title.
“Call of Duty: WWII: Vanguard” is the tentative title of the upcoming release, according to early reports from ModernWarzone.
This is supposedly the current internal code name, which means it can be changed before release. However, this seems to confirm the WWII setting, along with locking in the Sledgehammer Games as the 2021
With each new entry in the Call of Duty series, there is a lot of speculation before the release. An important talking point this time is just that would evolve the series’ next expected title.
After assisting Infinity Ward in 2019’s Modern Warfare before giving a hand to Treyarch in 2020’s Black Ops Cold War, Sledgehammer Games has been pretty busy. Although it seems that the North American and Australian studios under their banners actually are working on this WWII follow-up.
WWII was launched in 2017, and took the series back to its ‘boots on the ground’ roots after years of futuristic warfare. While the previous entry remained in World War II, the follow-up in 2021 could venture into the 1950s, according to the leak.
This release will mark Sledgehammer’s third independent title in the series. Devs first released Advanced Warfare in 2014, followed by World War II in 2017.
However, it is worth taking this information with a grain of salt for now. We may still be a few months away from an official revelation, and give plenty of time for plans to change.
While the setting appears to be locked, as are the developers, the final title can be changed from this internal codename.