Activision Blizzard executives are hyping up the development and upcoming announcement of Call of Duty 2021, rumored to be Call of Duty: Vanguard.
The company’s executive team spoke during the Q2 Financial Earnings call on August 3 about what to expect from a high level with Call of Duty: Vanguard. They confirmed the title will still release this year.
Daniel Alegre, the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, confirmed during the call that Call of Duty 2021 will release on both last-generation consoles and current-generation consoles, providing what he calls a ‘seamless’ experience for all players.
He also confirmed that CoD 2021 will be deeply integrated with Call of Duty: Warzone, in terms of content and experience the game will provide.
“In addition to launching a great seamless experience for both current and next-gen console players, we are focused on continuing to integrate Warzone and engaging our direct relationship with our player base through even deeper content integration between the premium and free experiences and substantial innovation coming within Warzone itself.”
Alegre also mentions that the game will feature an “extensive” live ops post launch release schedule that will “excite” the community when it’s announced.
“From a setting that our fans know and love to an incredible amount of content in development including an extensive live ops schedule, we believe this release will be incredibly well received.“
Activision’s President Rob Kostich further commented on Vanguard and its upcoming release, re-affirming investors that development on the title is going “really well.”
“And across all modes of play, across multiplayer, across campaign, and across co-op, development is coming along really well. We’re going to be sharing those details with the community very soon.“
Kostich stated that the game’s content offering at launch will be ‘robust’ but more importantly, their post launch live ops planning has started earlier than ever before.
He believes that the post launch content season will deliver an incredible amount of content for players, as they’ve learned a lot about the community, engagement rates, and more over the last two years.
“Content wise, it’s a really robust game at launch across all the modes, and the good news for us right now is we’ve gotten farther ahead on our live ops planning for supporting the community post launch, and the community should also expect that support to be very, very significant. We’ve learned a lot over the last couple of years, and that is all in our plans as we go forward.”
It’s not clear yet how the live ops schedule for Call of Duty 2021 and Warzone will change following the game’s release later this year.
Call of Duty 2021 has not been officially announced yet, but a reveal for the game is expected later this month.
Activision has not provided specifics on the game. Rumors have stated the game will take place during WWII era, and feature all fronts of the war. Warzone’s integration will see a new Pacific theater based map to integrate the franchise across all avenues.
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