Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, coming 2020, is breaking the franchise's release schedule traditions.
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Usually, Treyarch games are sandwiched between Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer releases.
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However, extenuating circumstances are pushing Activision to give Treyarch a year less than is normal.
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This is due to a mass exodus at Sledgehammer and issues between support studios.
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Now, Treyarch is taking over on Sledgehammer's and Raven's Cold War-themed Call of Duty.
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Feelings are mixed among developers, with some fearing long hours and other remaining optimistic.
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It's possible that the game may suffer from this decision in the long-run, but only time will tell.
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