Call of Duty 2021 Vanguard, announcement postponed by Activision: here's why

Call of Duty 2021 Vanguard, announcement postponed by Activision: here's why

Call of Duty 2021 Vanguard, announcement postponed by Activision

Call of Duty 2021 Vanguard will not be presented with the same timing as the previous episode, it seems: it seems that Activision has postponed the announcement of the game, according to the words of the president Rob Kostich.

Over the course of a ' interview with VentureBeat, Kostich obviously did not mention the much talked about problems related to the cross-gen nature of Call of Duty 2021 Vanguard, but spoke of the renewed commitment of the publisher regarding the Season 3 of Call of Duty: Warzone.

"We will probably wait a little longer (for the announcement of the new Call of Duty, Ed)," said Activision's president. "The reasons are mostly about what awaits us with Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3."

Call of Duty, WW2 artwork. "There is so much to talk about and a lot of things are happening this week, so we want to focus on that with our community, on our journey together."

"Also, as you saw last year , we have done several nice things in order to integrate the reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War within Warzone. "

" Here, they are elements like those that we want to organize and offer to our users, so they can discover the next episode of Call of Duty for themselves, as part of their own gaming experience. "

" For us and the team it's part of the fun. The rules of marketing are changing for Call of Duty, the way in which we manage to involve the community and make them discover new things. "

" The reveal could therefore take place later ", concluded Kostich," but it will be part of a more wide, organized in order to engage users and entertain them. "

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Call Of Duty 2021 Reveal Might Not Happen Soon

Call of Duty fans eager to learn more about the next installment in the mainline series might want to get comfortable. Activision's Call of Duty boss, Robert Kostich, said in a new interview that the reveal of 2021's new game--which is believed to be another World War II entry from Sledgehammer Games--might not happen until later in the year than normal.

Asked directly by GamesBeat if the announcement of this year's Call of Duty game would be shifted later in the year, Kostich confirmed, 'We're probably shifting a bit more in that direction.'

Part of the reason why Activision is shifting its announcement schedule for the new Call of Duty game is because so much is happening in the free-to-play battle royale game Warzone. Season 3 kicked off today, April 22, and Activision seemingly wants to keep the focus on that game for the time being.

'We want to focus on that with the community, focus on the journey with them,' he said.

Kostich also teased that the reveal of this year's new premium Call of Duty game could happen, at least in part, inside Warzone as was the case for the Black Ops Cold War reveal in 2020.

'As you saw last year, we did some cool things in terms of integrating the reveal of Black Ops into Warzone. Those are the things we want to orchestrate and provide to our community, letting them discover Call of Duty themselves in their play experience,' Kostich said. 'That part's been fun for us and our development teams. Marketing is changing within Call of Duty, how we get the community to participate and uncover things for us. It might be happening later, but it's all part of a broader agenda to bring the community along on a fun journey.'

Historically, Activision would announce the year's new Call of Duty game in April or May, with more reveals planned for June during E3. That formula has changed in recent years thanks in part to changes for E3 and a variety of other factors.

This year's new Call of Duty is rumored to be Call of Duty: WWII Vanguard. Sledgehammer Games, which developed 2017's Call of Duty: WWII, is said to be the developer. In addition to the rumored new Call of Duty game, Sledgehammer is a support studio for Warzone.

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