The 2021 Call of Duty codename may have just leaked on, and an accompanying logo offers clues for the setting for this years game.
According to Tom Henderson, Call of Duty 2021 has been added to along with the name Slipstream. A logo was also included which shows the Slipstream name and a design that features the name filled in with a sky design. It’s unclear if Slipstream is the official title or just a temporary codename.
Call of Duty 2021 has updated on as “Call of Duty: Slipstream” with the attached logo. Looks very WW2 to me.
Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) June 29, 2021
That there will be a new Call of Duty game this year is not new. For over a decade Call of Duty has reliably been an annual franchise, delivering a new game each year without fail even compared to other year franchises like Battlefield and Assassins Creed which have slowed down their pace.
The Slipstream codename and logo are reminiscent of fighter planes, potentially hinting at some kind of theme. But other than the project remains a mystery.
We do know that, again, Activision has confirmed a new Call of Duty game will be coming out this holiday, and that Sledgehammer is the primary developer on the title.
However, last we heard, the code name for the project was called Vanguard, and reports from Eurogamer have said that it will return to World War 2, the setting for the last Sledgehammer Call of Duty game.
Call of Duty leaks are also a yearly occurrence, and folks usually find out the next entry before an official reveal. Last year, the Xbox store listing accidentally leaked the codename and logo for 2020s Call of Duty which was The Red Door. The soviet-era reference eventually gave way to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.