With plenty of anticipation surrounding the impending launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard's alpha for PlayStation users, many eagle-eyed fans have noticed a huge omission when attempting to load into Champion Hill. More often than not, players are greeted with the logo of Activision when loading into most Call of Duty titles but to the surprise of many, the publisher's logo is missing from the Vanguard alpha start-up.
While Activision's logo is missing, the logos of several studios including Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch, and Raven Software do appear, confirming that several studios are now working on the storied first-person shooter franchise. With many rumours surrounding the logo's absence swirling around, why is the Activision name missing from the Vanguard alpha?
Activision Logo Missing From Vanguard Alpha
The omission was first reported by Charlie Intel on August 23rd with the outlet confirming that the only presence of the publisher is within the legal small print which appears at the very end of the introduction. It's worth noting that the logo was also absent from the Vanguard reveal which took place on August 19th, much to everyone's surprise.
Vanguard is Activision's first announcement since the State of California filed a lawsuit against the publisher, accusing it of failing to handle a number of harassment complaints. While many think that the lawsuit has something to do with the missing logo, a spokesperson for the publisher has revealed that it was in fact a creative decision.
"Call of Duty has continued to expand into an incredible universe of experiences. This was a creative choice that reflects how Vanguard represents the next major installment in the franchise."
The Vanguard alpha is scheduled to begin on August 27th and is exclusive for PlayStation users. For more information on the alpha, be sure to check out our hub containing the latest information.