Following some issues and concerns with development, it seems Activision is breaking their development pattern and put Treyarch in charge of the Call of Duty releasing in 2020. This is not to be confused with the yet to be revealed, though largely assumed new Modern Warfare title that Infinity Ward is working on, but the title set to release next year.
According to reports Kotaku received, it seems tension between the original developers, Raven and Sledgehammer, lead to this decision and is being met with mixed reactions at Treyarch.
While some are excited, if only for the fact there is a plan in place, others worry about a more demanding schedule, especially given they now have one less year to finish.
Despite the issues and legitimate concerns, the existing content, which is said to take place during the Cold War will be changed to a single player mode for Black Ops 5. Naturally, this means fans will see the return of a single player campaign, while also getting to see some idea of what this game was originally going to be.
If this news isn’t bizarre enough, reports also seem to indicate Activision looking at a free-to-play element for this years Call of Duty. Given how lucrative some of these games can be it makes sense, though it might also further ruin a beloved series.