Name of Responsibility: Vanguard is skipping E3 as Warzone prepares for WW2
Activision won’t reveal its new Name of Responsibility recreation throughout the all-digital E3 2021 occasion this week, VGC understands.
As an alternative, the writer has opted to disclose its subsequent premium FPS entry later in the summertime, possible through an in-game occasion in free-to-play Warzone, because it did final 12 months with Name of Responsibility: Black Ops Chilly Struggle.
This 12 months’s recreation is named Name of Responsibility: Vanguard, developed by Sledgehammer Video games, and is presently on monitor to launch on present and last-gen consoles, plus PC, in November.
Vanguard will function a marketing campaign, multiplayer and zombies modes set within the European and Pacific theatres of World Struggle II, with its plot centring across the beginning of contemporary allied Particular Forces.
Probably extra thrilling for followers, nevertheless, is Vanguard’s important plans for Warzone.
Final 12 months’s CoD entry, Black Op Chilly Struggle, scrambled to combine with the vastly well-liked battle royale recreation, which launched simply 6 months earlier, with its weapons inflicting messy steadiness points at launch and a modest replace to the present Verdansk map not arriving till months later.
For 2021’s recreation, Sledgehammer has had much more time to organize for Vanguard’s Warzone tie-ins and we perceive it has a major quantity of content material deliberate for the battle royale recreation, which can formally transition to a World Struggle II setting, simply months after shifting to the Nineteen Eighties.
The plans embody a wholly new Warzone map – the sequence’ largest and most bold to this point – this time deliberate to coincide with the discharge of the sport somewhat than arriving months later.
The Vanguard map is claimed to be set within the Pacific theatre of World Struggle II and is considerably bigger than Warzone’s present Verdansk setting.
New autos can be added to cater to the massive measurement of the Pacific map, we have been advised, in addition to expertise updates powered by the Trendy Warfare engine (each Vanguard and Warzone will share expertise, in contrast to 2020’s Chilly Struggle).
The addition implies that EA’s Battlefield sequence, which is about to undertake a near-future setting with new entry 2042, and Name of Responsibility Warzone will primarily change settings later this 12 months.
Activision declined to touch upon this story when contacted, however famous that it does have one Name of Responsibility-related reveal deliberate this week: Warzone’s Season 4 reveal trailer, which can premiere throughout Summer season Recreation Fest Kickoff Dwell.
Activision is doubling down on Name of Responsibility manufacturing this 12 months, following the massive success of Warzone, which has attracted over 100 million gamers.
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