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Everything we know about Activision and E3 2021

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Activision are one of the biggest publishers in the world, with many AAA franchises including Call of Duty, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Crash Bandicoot.


E3 just around the corner, we can't help but wonder if they're going to be there.

Unfortunately, we don't have any information on this just yet but we do have lots on Activision, E3, and what they might bring if they do.

Latest - Will Call Of Duty 2021 Be Revealed At E3?

It has now been confirmed that the next Call of Duty title, believed to be WWII: Vanguard, will be developed by Sledgehammer Games, the team behind WW2 and Advanced Warfare.

With Call of Duty games typically releasing around November, it is likely that we will begin to see official announcements and news surrounding the game.


It is hard to pinpoint exactly when the reveal trailer could be released.

Black Ops: Cold War was officially revealed in August 2020, while 2019's Modern Warfare was revealed in May.

Activision does seem to keep the Call of Duty reveals separate from E3, but with it being a virtual event this year they might change things up and reveal it at E3.

Call of Duty Warzone Mobile

In a recent LinkedIn post, Activision announced they are hiring for their mobile team, a fairly common occurrence.

The odd thing about it is the constant mentions of Warzone alongside COD Mobile. They actively stated they are looking for mobile developers to work on Warzone, as close to an official confirmation as we could possibly get.

E3 2021 Announcement

E3 is now just weeks away and expectations are high for the first fully virtual annual video games conference.

On April 6, E3 announced its return this year!


While many companies were already signed up when the announcement took place, such as Nintendo, Xbox and PC Gamer, Activision remained absent.

Are Activision Involved?

On April 26 many articles were published regarding speculation of involvement from Activision, Sega and Bandai Namco.


This was first announced by NintendoLife, who spotted that Activision, Bandai Namco and Sega were added to the list of participating companies on the E3 2021 website.

The page on the E3 website has since been removed and NintendoLife followed up with an update regarding said participation.

"It's been highlighted (thanks to those that messaged us) that the participating companies page linked may be the list from last year's cancelled E3 event. Though the site header states E3 2021, direct links to the page obscure the fact that the current website doesn't directly point to that list. It's very possible this list is out of date, so we've updated the headline and will keep our eyes peeled for further updates." - NintendoLife

It seems that Activision is still not officially signed up for E3 2021. However, there is still a good chance the US publishing company may announce its involvement in the coming weeks!

Call of Duty 2021 In Trouble

According to prominent leaker Zesty, the new Call of Duty game, titled WW2 Vanguard, is currently unreleasable.

Sledgehammer Games, the studio in charge of development, has apparently been demoted back to the role of being a support studio.

It is now rumoured that we will see a Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer experience release this year instead of a brand new game, marking the first time in 15 years that we haven't seen a new Call of Duty title release each year.

Potential Upcoming Games from Activision


There is huge potential for exciting new releases from Activision over the coming year! Here are some we might see!

Call of Duty is one of the most successful, best-selling game franchises of all time. The free-to-play battle royale, Call of Duty: Warzone, reached over 100 million players in just over a year since its initial release in 2020!

What's next in the Call of Duty saga?

Call of Duty: WWII Vanguard

Call of Duty WW2 Vanguard
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Could we see another WW2 based CoD in 2021?

On Feb 9, Call of Duty insider, ModernWarzone, tweeted that the latest game in the series is under development from SledgeHammer Games.

Call of Duty: WWII Vanguard is rumoured to be set in an alternative timeline, taking place during and potentially after World War 2.


It's also possible that Warzone is involved in any reveal, just as it was for Black Ops Cold War in 2020.

If Activision were to join in E3 2021, this is definitely a game that viewers can expect to hear more about!

Sekiro 2

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, was developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision in March 2019. It has received a few updates since, showing they're still working on the game to some capacity

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
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When will we hear about a sequel?

The highly-anticipated release was a roaring success. Could 2021 see the announcement of a sequel?


How to Watch E3 2021

This year E3 is coming to you!

E3 2021 is going to be an all-virtual event, available for streaming all around the world.

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This year's digital experience will be available for streaming through a dedicated app, and various developers and company-specific YouTube and Twitch Channels.

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