Advanced Warfare 2 is reportedly the next Call of Duty: Among the leading studios working on the Call of Duty series, Sledgehammer Games is reportedly developing a sequel to Advanced Warfare, one of the most controversial games in the series.
Advanced Warfare was almost universally negatively received when it was released, indicating the end of Call of Duty’s adventures into futuristic settings and causing the next few games to focus more on “boots on the ground” gameplay. Although most Call of Duty games tend to be mixed with the fanbase. Although it has become regarded as one of the better Call of Duty campaigns in recent years, its relative unpopularity at launch made it unlikely that it would ever be followed up.
However, it appears that this is not the case. According to reliable Call of Duty insider RalphsValve for WhatIfGaming, Sledgehammer will soon release Advanced Warfare 2, something that the team has been excited about since the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard. According to the post on WhatIfGaming, Sledgehammer was entrusted with having something conceptually ready for executives to approve following Vanguard’s lukewarm reception.
It is interesting to note that Sledgehammer Games reportedly wanted to create a sequel to Call of Duty: Vanguard. The narrative team at the studio had more stories to tell with the game’s characters and even wanted to make “a number of sequels” at one point. As mentioned above, Vanguard was not well received by most Call of Duty players, so those plans were scrapped, leading to Advanced Warfare 2.
Despite the report confirming that Advanced Warfare 2 will be the next game from Sledgehammer, it does not reveal very much about the game, except that it is currently slated for release in 2025, a year after whatever Treyarch’s next game will be. In the report, some futuristic elements are suggested to be added to the map and to the game based on Advanced Warfare, but this may be mere speculation.