A new leak has tabbed Sledgehammer Games as the developer for Call of Duty's 2021 release.
This appears to be a minor shakeup and could be a headscratcher for those who have thoroughly enjoyed 2019's Modern Warfare and 2020's Black Ops Cold War. In the beginning, it was Treyarch and Infinity Ward alternating on a two-year development cycle, then Sledgehammer Games was thrust into the mix for a short period of time.
From around 2012 to 2017, Sledgehammer Games developed their own unique titles. Both Advanced Warfare and WWII were released during this time period. Following 2017, Sledgehammer Games reverted back to an advisory role throughout the development period of Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War.
While we are still a ways away from the 2021 release of Call of Duty, the release date appears to be Nov. 12, the leak from Tom Henderson regarding Sledgehammer Games' involvement will certainly have fans looking ahead.
Leak Tabs Sledgehammer Games to Develop Call of Duty's 2021 Release
Henderson posted this Tweet depicting the timeline of the past two years and how all three major studios have been intertwined. Given Henderson's long list of credible leaks, we believe his assessment of Sledgehammer Games taking the reigns in the 2021 edition of Call of Duty.
Henderson posted another Tweet saying that the timeline is not a "leak" instead it is a "well-educated guess based on development times." If Sledgehammer Games is working on the title, Henderson expects high quality.
Based on the timeline, it looks like they have been developing the game since August 2019 and that should have Call of Duty fans excited for what's to come.