Call of Duty: Vanguard writers want the game to be a trilogy

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Call of Duty: Vanguard writers say they want to make two sequels based on the characters in the game’s campaign.

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Speaking during New York Comic Con (via) VGC), Call of Duty: Vanguard writer Sam Maggs told the audience, “We got into the process saying, ‘How do we make iconic CoD characters?’, because you just don’t have that in Call of Duty. You know. That’s when you think of a game like Halo, you think of Master Chief, but when you think of CoD, they’re not really those extraordinary characters.”

This causes the team to ask “‘Who could be our major COD characters?'” Those characters, whoever they may be, may appear in future Vanguard games, as Mags says, “We are in Vanguard 2 and Vanguard 3. We want to create, because we have two more stories that we want to tell with these characters.” The ultimate goal is for the group to become a “leader for this era of CoD”.

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Vanguard developer Sledgehammer Games gave us a closer look at the characters in the campaign earlier this week in a new story trailer headed by team leader Arthur Kingsley. From sniper Helena to ace pilot Wade, it’s certainly a memorable group, but it will be interesting to see if the Vanguard trilogy ever materializes. Call of Duty operates on a three-year cycle, with Sledgehammer Infinity Ward and Treyarch leading the way every third title.

Rumors suggest that Call of Duty 2022 is Modern Warfare 2, as Infinity Ward looks to continue the narrative established in 2019’s Modern Warfare. No word on what Treyarch wants to release in 2023, but whatever the game is, we won’t see a second Vanguard game until at least 2024, with a possible trilogy not finishing until 2027. It’s a long time for a series like Call of Duty, and there’s no guarantee that the wishes of the writing team will shape the overall direction of Sledgehammer’s future titles.

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For our guide on what weapons to expect in Vanguard when it launches later this year, head over to our Call Of Duty Vanguard Guns Guide for more.

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