KEY POINTS

  • Activision assigns the development of "Call of Duty" titles to gaming studios like Treyarch, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games
  • The game publisher recently confirmed a new and premium "Call of Duty 2021" is arriving this year
  • Industry insider Tom Henderson earlier leaked that SH Games is developing "Call of Duty 2021"

Activision recently confirmed that a new premium "Call of Duty 2021" title would launch this year, but it did not say which studio handles the game's development. Interestingly, a reliable industry insider drops the gaming studio's name reportedly working on the upcoming title. 

According to industry insider ModernWarzone, Sledgehammer Games is once again taking the helm in developing "Call of Duty 2021." Unlike other leaks and rumors, the insider is pretty confident about his information. He mentioned that he is 100% certain about the studio's involvement in the game and said that while it is not yet official, fans don't need to take his info with a grain of salt.

Activision has had a three-year cycle with various gaming studios for some time.  Treyarch, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games have been trading off development duties, but that trend was changed last year by "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War." While Sledgehammer Games started its development, Treyarch and Raven Software ultimately took over.

It would be interesting to see what Sledgehammer is cooking for "Call of Duty 2021" fans, The last game the studio worked on was "Call of Duty: WWII." There are rumors that the devs are working on a Vietnam-themed title before Treyarch took over and transformed the game into a "Black Ops" title. 

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War - Official Launch Trailer Black Ops is back. Photo: Call Of Duty Official YouTube channel

However, SH Games also worked on "COD: Advanced Warfare," a futuristic title. It also had a hand on several titles like "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," "Modern Warfare 2019" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War." So, it remains a mystery which path they will take for "Call of Duty 2021." 

Industry insider Tom Henderson earlier leaked that SH Games is developing "Call of Duty 2021." Henderson mentioned that the upcoming game would be a direct sequel to "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," released in 2019. While these details came from trusted insiders, these are not official. Fans should temper their expectations and take this information with a pinch of salt.

"Call of Duty 2021" is currently in development.