If there is one thing that is certain in the world of video games it is that each fall will bring with it a new Call of Duty game. For over a decade and a half Call of Duty has been an annual franchise and one of the most popular games each and every year.
One of the clever things that Activision do with the Call of Duty series is that they have three development teams working on the game. Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games are the three studios. Having three studios means that we get a new COD game each year, but the teams have multiple years to work on it.
We know that Call of Duty 2019 is being headed up by Infinity Ward and all signs are pointing to it being Modern Warfare 4. Call of Duty 2020, on the other hand, has just come off the rails. Originally, Call of Duty 2020 was being created by not just Sledgehammer Games, but also Raven who have a hand in the series as well.
The rumor going around is that Call of Duty 2020 was going to be set during the Cold War which sounds awesome. Having a Call of Duty game set during this period (along with a chunk of it happening in Vietnam) has been something many fans of the series have wanted for a very long time. Thankfully the story is that Sledgehammer Games and Raven are working with Treyarch so that the campaign they have been working on can be part of Call of Duty Black Ops 5. Black Ops IIII did not have a campaign, something that many fans were not cool with!
Now though, Call of Duty 2020 has been taken away from Sledgehammer Games and Raven and instead put into the hands of Treyarch and they are supposedly supporting Treyarch with, Call of Duty Black Ops 5. Last years Black Ops IIII was awesome and introduced the Battle Royale genre to COD. So it goes without saying that improving on that game is something they could do in the short development time they have been given.
Word going around is that the game was not progressing as it should and as a result, Activision made the decision now to do this. Sledgehammer Games last entry in the Call of Duty series was the phenomenal Call of Duty WWII. A game many consider to be one of the best in the history of the franchise. So, it goes without saying that many COD fans were very excited to see what Sledgehammer Games would do with the franchise next.
This is one of the biggest shake-ups that the Call of Duty franchise has ever seen since the game become an annual juggernaut. It is going to be very interesting to see what comes of this. Also, it is pretty interesting in that, more eyes are on Call of Duty 2020 right now than they are the COD game we are getting later this year!