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Call Of Duty 2021 Will Not Run On ‘Cold War’ Engine, Claims Report

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Call Of Duty 2021 Will Not Run On ‘Cold War’ Engine, Claims Report

The next Call Of Duty title, rumoured to be Call Of Duty WWII: Vanguard, will not be running on the most recent version of the engine used in Black Ops Cold War.

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Though Activision is keeping its cards close to its chest, a number of leaks have sprung. The first of these was that it's Sledgehammer Games helming the latest entry into the series, and its last game in Call Of Duty was WWII released in 2017. It was received relatively warmly by critics who praised its campaign, multiplayer modes, historical setting, and visuals. However, it lost points for failing to capitalise on an opportunity to be imaginative with the story in a time period that had been trodden over many times by many other games. Now, the narrative of Black Ops Cold War didn't suffer from the same fate, and our Phil Boon said that he truly enjoyed the twists and turns that his character had to contend with.

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If Sledgehammer Games could take a leaf from Raven Software's book, and offer a gruelling and gritty experience of warfare in one of the darkest periods in European history, then they'd really be onto something. According to sources speaking to Video Games Chronicle, the team will be using the IW8 engine for Call Of Duty WWII: Vanguard. Once again, as Activision is not willing to discuss anything in depth about the next Call Of Duty title, we've got to view this information with caution. This is an intriguing choice, though, because this is the engine that the reboot of Modern Warfare ran on in 2019, and the one that Warzone uses now.

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The differences between the IW8 engine and the Black Ops Cold War engine aren't huge, but a lot of the latter draws from Black Ops 3 as an overhauled version of the Black Ops 4 foundation. A possible justification for adopting the slightly older engine is that it ensures compatibility between the next game and Warzone, which we know is a priority of Activision's. Furthermore, it won't be a jolt to the system (for the platforms and the players) when swapping from WWII: Vanguard's multiplayer matches to a round of Warzone.

VGC also adds that the newest game will "likely share weapons and progression" with the battle royale, expectedly. But, the degree to which the games will sync up is "unclear" owing to "scheduling issues and the significant change in time setting." We'll update you as and when we learn more.

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Topics: News, Call of Duty

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