Call of Duty 5 is already speculated to be underway, but this time around, we’re getting some a little different.
CoD: Black Ops 5 has been reported to be under development by a new pair of companies. Rather than having Sledgehammer Games push out the next Call of Duty game, we’re getting Treyarch as the new primary developer for Black Ops 5.
Kotaku reports that Raven and Sledgehammer’s rendition of Black Ops 5 would be set during the Cold War, but now that this shift has occurred, they’ll both be working as secondary support studios following Treyarch.
Those two studios will be focusing on creating Black Ops 5’s single player campaign (yes, it’s coming back this time).
Raven Software was set to co-lead Sledgehammer Game’s for BO5, but because of the drama between the studios, this didn’t happen. Specific details are undisclosed at this point.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 is currently slated for a 2020 release, which is way ahead of the original release cycle.
Traditional entries for the Black Ops series release in 3 year cycles. Treyarch release Black Ops 4 back in 2018. There was a title coming later this year rumored by Infinity Ward, which was Sledgehammer’s next entry, but this won’t affect the release cycle.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 has been speculated to be a cross-gen game, tying between the current gen and next-gen consoles.
Infinity Ward will still release their Call of Duty game later this year, which is currently rumored to be Modern Warfare 4.
Stay tuned for updates.
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