We’ll be Waiting a Long While to See What Happens to Captain Price, if the New Call of Duty Report is True

Sledgehammer Games employees will work from home this year before moving to smaller offices.

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  • In a town hall meeting, it was announced that Sledgehammer Games employees working from the California office will be moved to smaller offices.
  • The future of next three Call of Duty titles until 2027 was also made clear as Sledgehammer's next Call of Duty title is scheduled for 2026.
  • Sledgehammer Games recently faced a 30% workforce cut as Microsoft laid off 1900 employees.
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Sledgehammer Games has recently announced in a company-wide town hall that the teams working out of California will soon shift to smaller office spaces. The studio also announced the roadmap for the future Call of Duty titles for the next three titles and the three studios that will work on them.

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The announcement comes after Activision had recently made it mandatory for the QA team to work from their offices while several others were still working from home offices. It’s not yet clear if the QA team will be allowed to work from home offices as per the team’s long-standing requests.

Sledgehammer Games Moving Out of California Offices

Sledgehammer Games employees working out of main office in California will work from home this year.
Sledgehammer Games employees working out of the main office in California will work from home this year.

As per an Insider-Gaming report, a recent town hall meeting was held company-wide last week to announce Sledgehammer Games employees working out of the main office in California will move to smaller office space soon. There was no tentative date revealed in the report but it was stated that the employees have been asked to work from home for the remainder of the year.

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Just last month, Activision made it mandatory for the QA team to work from their offices in Austin, Minneapolis, and El Segundo for five days a week, despite multiple employees of the QA team requesting to stick to working from home.

Unnamed employees at Activision were reported to have called Sledgehammer’s move a “slap in the face” of Activision. Also after the announcement, the ABK Workers Alliance released a statement that the Sledgehammer announcement further proves Activision could grant the same for the QA employees who have requested for the same but the studio is choosing not to.

Next Call of Duty Modern Warfare Couple of Years Away

Fans may have to wait a long time to discover Captain Price's next move in the Call of Duty franchise.
Fans may have to wait a long time to discover Captain Price’s next move in the Call of Duty franchise.

The town hall announcement also revealed details for the next three Call of Duty titles. Starting with the Call of Duty title coming in 2025 which is said to be a “semi-futuristic Black Ops 2 sequel“, under development at the moment having the codename Saturn.

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A year later in 2026, the Call of Duty is said to be in the Modern Warfare universe, under development headed by Infinity Ward. Sledgehammer Games will be the main developers for the Call of Duty title in 2027.

Fans looking for a continuation of last year’s Modern Warfare 3 story will now have to wait until 2026. Call of Duty 2024 was leaked late last year to be set during the Gulf War in the early 90s. It will be a Black Ops title that has been under development by Treyarch.

The title is rumored to be examining the United States’ role in the Gulf War and will include remastered maps from the previous Black Ops titles. Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is next in line with a release slated for later this year. There is no tentative date of release yet.

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Microsoft laid off around 1900 employees, and the Insider-Gaming report mentions that 30% of those relieved of their duties were Sledgehammer Games employees. Between the layoffs and the California office swapped for smaller offices, fans shouldn’t be surprised if they’re made to wait longer than 2026 to see Captain Price again.

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Written by Ayoub Hassan Adur

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Ayoub Hassan Adur worked in the Translation Industry for more than a decade before turning to Content Writing. Ayoub loves Gaming and has also written news stories in the gaming industry for two other websites before joining FandomWire Gaming. Manchester United fan since the '90s.