World War II is once again the setting chosen for the next title in Activision Blizzard’s star shooter saga. The announcement of Call of Duty: Vanguard has taken longer than usual, but it has finally been presented in style. It has done so at a difficult time within the publisher, as California denounced the company for alleged cases of workplace and sexual harassment. One detail that has not been overlooked is that Activision name has been omitted from the video game trailer.
Call of Duty trailers typically always open with the message “Activision Presents.” On this occasion, however, the North American firm has preferred to replace it with “Call of Duty presenta”, followed right after by “A Sledgehammer Games Production.” Activision is only mentioned in copyright texts. Of course, no one from the company has explained the reasons for this decision, but it coincides with the hurricane that generated the complaint and the letter sent by employees and former employees of the company to the management of Activision Blizzard.
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Change in the direction of Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment’s situation has taken a toll cabeza de J. Allen Brack, the until now president of the company of Overwatch and Starcraft. The decision was rushed after many facts came to light about what has happened throughout all these years. Thus, Mike Ybarra and Jen Oneal have taken the reins of Blizzard, while dismissals related to the case have also been announced. The contracts of Luis Barriga and Jesse McCree, Diablo IV director and chief designer, respectively, have been terminated. World of Warcraft Lead Designer Jonathan LeCraft has also been ousted.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is coming out next November 5th en Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS4, PS5 y PC.
Source | VGC