What is supposed to be the next year’s Call of Duty, encountered a significant disruption as its publisher, Activision, communicated to the developers that the game’s management will change. Instead of Raven and Sledgehammer, which projected the game until now, Treyarch will take the reigns of the new project which appears to be the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 5.
Activision has released a new Call of Duty every fall, for the last 15 years, constructed by developers which rotated duties as needed. The company was pursuing a three-year rotation system for its leading studios: Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer.
Activision had initially swapped the lead of the game, selecting Raven as the leader apace of Sledgehammer to create the Call of Duty game set in the time of the Cold War. However, now Treyarch is responsible for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 for the year 2020.
Treyarch Will Produce Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 in 2020
So now, Treyarch will be the creative pilot on the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 and both Raven and Sledgehammer will assist by changing the creations of their own single-player narrative mode into a marketing operation for Black Ops 5, also being created to happen during the Cold War.
This may, in fact, be a praised upturn for the fans, who often disapproved the absence of a campaign in the previous title, Black Ops 4. The upcoming title will most probably be a cross-gen game, to concur at the same time as the release of the next PlayStation and Xbox, both also anticipated to come in the fall of 2020.
One main reason for the upheaval is the hostility between the employers of Raven and Sledgehammer, which were continually arguing as they developed the Call of Duty 2020, according to two people knowledgeable of the Activision situations. As the case stays now, both Raven and Sledgehammer will assist Treyarch with what they can while the publisher arranges to launch the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 5.
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