As expected, Sledgehammer Games officially announced the following Call of Duty with disclosure Vanguard, which will launch in November. The new shooter takes place during World War II and features a “historically inspired” single-player campaign, multiplayer and integration Call of Duty: Zombies and Warzone.
The announcement comes from Sledgehammer’s parent company, Activision Blizzard, and in particular Overwatch by Blizzard, has been on fire because of a culture of sexual harassment, encouraged by a lawsuit filed by the state of California. Since then employees have taken a break and Several of Blizzard’s high-profile developers have left the studio, including President J. Allen Brack.
At a press conference last week, Aaron Halon, director of Sledgehammer Studio, opened a statement on the situation:
Shared stories and pain are simply devastating. We love making games, that’s what we do, it’s the work of our lives and we love it. But most importantly, we are people, we are here for each other, we work side by side and we look for each other in good times and bad. So on behalf of Sledgehammer Games and the whole team Call of Duty: VanguardAny kind of harassment is contrary to everything we represent as a studio. Everyone, regardless of their title, role, gender, orientation or ethnic background, deserves to be treated with dignity, respect and equality.
While we cannot comment on the lawsuit, I can say that as a team, we are committed to ensuring that all team members feel safe, welcome, and respected. So know that these thoughts and actions are in our minds and will continue. They talk about core values of who we are and who we want to be.
As for the game itself, its core Vanguard is its single-player campaign, focusing on the origins of special forces and telling from many perspectives; In addition to the Sledghammer storytelling team, a sci-fi writer Tochi Onyebuchi is also working on a story. Sledgehammer says the story covers “countless stories of the multinational heroes who formed Task Force One, changing the face of history and setting the stage for special forces.” It features a number of characters who have inspired real personalities, such as Lieutenant Polina Petrova, based on a Soviet shooter Lyudmila Pavlichenko, also known as “Lady Death.”
Outside the promotion, there is a multiplayer game with 20 maps in start-up and game modes, including “Champion Hill”, where players duel alone or in groups of two or three. There is also a Zombies developed by the state Black Ops studio Treyarch, which combines the previous undead story Black Ops Cold War.
At the same time, Raven Software leads a Vanguard Map of Battle Royale spinoff Warzone. When the new map is released later this year, it will come with a “new anti-scam system” according to Activision. The company describes crossover as “a completely new Metaverse connector Vanguard, Black Ops Cold Warand Modern warfare. “
Call of Duty: Vanguard will be published on 5. November and will be released for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC.