Despite the success of Modern Warfare, Call of Duty 2020 has been all anyone can talk about. Rumors have been circulating about what the game might be about, whether it will be a sequel or a new series, and whether or not it will be delayed due to the current global state of affairs.
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Activision has cleared some of that up… But not all of it.
Daniel Alegre, Activision COO, has thankfully confirmed that Call of Duty 2020 is “on track” for its release later in the year. This confirmation is a welcome sign for fans of the series, but it does not come without trepidation.
Alegre commented on the challenges faced by the Call of Duty development team throughout the global pandemic. On this, during an earnings call, he said:
“The shift to remote working does add complexity in some areas of the game development process. We are implementing mitigation measures to address each of these areas. This includes the next premium release of Call of Duty.”
Unfortunately, this is all Alegre revealed about Call of Duty 2020. I mean, this is hardly a surprise. I personally think the “leak culture” developing in the gaming community is one of the worst things about it. It completely ruins any planned reveals from game developers, for a start. Not only this, but it then creates even longer waiting times for games, if anything.
Here’s Everything We Know About The Next Call of Duty…
Last year, it was revealed that Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games’ initial development of Call of Duty 2020 was sidelined. This meant that Treyarch took over the 2020 release slot, and Kotaku has said that the Sledgehammer and Raven will act as supporting teams.
Fans of the Call of Duty series will know that Treyarch is the developer team behind Call of Duty’s Black Ops series. This fact alone instantly inspired a whole host of rumors surrounding when the title will be set and whether it will be a sequel or not.
Call of Duty 2020 Could Be A Black Ops Reboot!
Leaks have suggested that Call of Duty 2020 will re-introduce the world to the Black Ops series. Last year’s Modern Warfare could be a sign of things to come. This was also a soft-reboot of an older Call of Duty franchise. Both Alex Mason and Frank Woods are supposedly returning in Call of Duty 2020; this would, again, be similar to the way Captain Price and Ghost have returned through Modern Warfare. Allegedly, the title will be set in the Cold War, this being a similar setting to the original Black Ops title. Nothing specific has been stated, however.
Following on from this, the leaks have also suggested what game modes and killstreaks may be coming to Call of Duty 2020’s multiplayer. Ground War, aside from the series staples such as TDM and Domination, has been hinted at. The 64-man mode debuted in Modern Warfare and is something akin to Battlefield’s conquest mode. Dogs, flamethrowers, and Counter UAV have all also been discovered by leakers. There have also been suggestions that the multiplayer DLC will be free, similar to how it operates in Modern Warfare.
Arguably the most important thing to come from any leaks regarding Call of Duty 2020 is information about the return of zombies. Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot of stuff on this just yet. It has been suggested that it will have a fairly believable plotline, as opposed to the outlandish storyline of its predecessors. Some leaks have also suggested that there will be a paid season pass for the mode.
How does this all look to you? Do you think a Black Ops reboot is needed? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments below!
Call of Duty 2020 should release sometime in Q4, with past titles usually coming around October. For more of the latest gaming news, reviews, features, and more… Check out @GamezoGG on Twitter and have a look at Gamezo.co.uk for everything else!