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Call of Duty: Black Ops 5

Report: Call of Duty 2020 cancelled, Black Ops 5 takes its place

Raven and Sledgehammer's project was supposed to be set in Vietnam during the Cold War, but things reportedly got so chilly that Activision decided to break tradition.

While the world is waiting for the reveal of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty, the all but confirmed Modern Warfare 4, good old Jason Schreier from Kotaku has heard some very interesting details about next year's Call of Duty.

Schreier's sources claim that Call of Duty 2020 was supposed to be set in Vietnam during the Cold War, but that tension between Raven and Sledgehammer became so bad that Activision decided to pretty much cancel the project. That doesn't mean that we're not getting our annual Call of Duty next year though, as the report states that Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 has been pushed forward a year as some sort of replacement.

Some of Raven and Sledgehammer's work will instead be used in that campaign, so it won't have gone completely to waste. The two studios will also serve as support for Treyarch, which will hopefully alleviate some of the overtime and crunch the developers will have to go through due to having one less year of development than originally planned.

We've reached out to Activision for a comment, and will update you in due course.

What do you think of these changes? Are you glad to see Treyarch getting another chance so soon and mark the debut of Call of Duty on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett, or would you have preferred to see what Raven and Sledgehammer could have done under new leadership?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 5