Call of Duty 2024 by Treyarch to have two-year cycle

According to the latest rumors, Treyarch's turn as the lead developer on the next Call of Duty game will be just as long as Infinity Ward's.

The usual Call of Duty cycle goes from Infinity Ward to Treyarch and then Sledgehammer Games before it begins anew. Activision Blizzard has broken tradition in the past for a good reason.

Call Of Duty Treyarch Two Year Cycle
Call of Duty 2024 is Treyarch's chance to bring back the Black Ops series to its former glory.

Having said that, it's safe to assume that Treyarch will spearhead the next Call of Duty game.

Here's what Hope said in a follow-up tweet about the next Call of Duty game:

Activision wont make a final decision for another 12-18 months & what Microsoft chooses to do is up in the air still assuming the deal goes through. Ultimately Treyarch is working off the assumption of 2 years. Things can change so keep that in mind with this.

In case you're wondering, the leaker is talking about the unified engine that future Call of Duty games will use, starting with Modern Warfare 2. But, while Hope is a reputable leaker, his recent claim stands in contrast to what Tom Henderson said earlier this year. Henderson also reported that Treyarch is working on a free-to-play title for next year. Even if Treyarch and the rest of Activision Blizzard can handle so many projects at once, you can't help but wonder which of these rumors is true or not. 

Call Of Duty Treyarch Two Year Cycle
2020's Black Ops Cold War didn't quite live up to expectations.

If nothing else, it is possible that Sledgehammer is already working on the next Call of Duty game that's going to come after Treyarch has had its turn. In this scenario, Treyarch would still be able to work on whatever project it's believed to have in store for next year and in the year after.

Ultimately, without official confirmation, we are at the mercy of Activision Blizzard.

At the moment, Microsoft's acquisition of the massive video game publisher is going well. Brazil's regulatory body has already approved the purchase. Microsoft has also launched a webpage dedicated specifically to the buyout. It seems like Satya Nadella's confidence that the transaction will push through wasn't misplaced.

Ray Ampoloquio
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