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Call of Duty 2020 is coming, but we still don’t know who’s developing it

The last credible report we've heard suggests this year's game is Black Ops 5

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

February 7, 2020 Activision has declined to confirm the developer of Call of Duty 2020.

As part of its latest financial report, Activision has confirmed that we will see a new Call of Duty in 2020. A new annual Call of Duty has been inescapable every year for the past decade, and this year will be no exception – but, curiously, we have no idea who’s developing this year’s game. Activision typically names a studio by the time of this financial report every year, but has not done so for CoD 2020.

The typical release cadence would suggest that this year’s game would come from Sledgehammer, and according to a report from Kotaku last year, that studio was leading a Cold War-themed Call of Duty alongside Raven Software. After reported tensions between the studios, Treyarch was said to have stepped in to convert the game to Black Ops 5.

It’s been nearly a year since that report landed, and while that’s time for some plans to change, if Black Ops 5 – or whatever the game ends up being – is coming out in the next year, then it’s likely already solidified. Expect to hear more about Call of Duty 2020 within the next few months, as Activision typically runs a reveal event early in the year. When approached by PCGamesN for comment, Activision said simply: “We don’t have anything further to share at this time.”

Modern Warfare sales have continued strongly, up by “a double-digit percentage” over Black Ops 4 on all platforms, and that goes for in-game sales, as well. Sales of the PC version on Battle.net were up 50% over the previous game.

Check out more upcoming PC games here, but be sure to leave some space in the calendar open if you’re an FPS fan.