Sledgehammer Games will be leading this year’s Call of Duty

Sledgehammer’s back in the saddle again

The question of which studio is helming this year’s Call of Duty title has been answered. Sledgehammer Games is leading development on the still-untitled Call of Duty for 2021.

On an earnings call earlier today, Activision Blizzard confirmed that Sledgehammer Games would be taking charge. At the same time, the Sledgehammer account posted a GIF of The Undertaker rising from the coffin without a caption, later confirming that they are “leading the charge on [Call of Duty] this year and can’t wait to share more.”

Sledgehammer previously led the charge on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII, and assisted fellow CoD studios Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Raven Software with both 2019’s Modern Warfare and last year’s Black Ops Cold War. The studio will also be expanding with a new team in Toronto, CA.

In its quarterly earnings, Activision Blizzard noted that 88% of its revenue was generated via digital full game downloads or in-app purchases. Call of Duty Mobile has also passed 500 million downloads.

Eric Van Allen