THE next Call of Duty game will be out towards the end of this year, and will be apparently be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
It’s being developed by Infinity Ward, who developed first two Call of Duty games as well as the first Modern Warfare and its direct sequels.
Some aspects of the games’ campaigns and maps have caused controversy in the past
The identity of the developer has been known for some time because Activision has three studios working on Call of Duty at any one time, with each taking turns to produce games in the franchise on a three-year cycle.
2017 saw Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty: WWII, 2018 saw Treyarch’s Black Ops 4 — and so 2019 will bring us Infinity Ward’s next offering.
This was widely expected to be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, with hype ramping up as Sony revealed it was giving away the remaster of the very first Modern Warfare game for free in March.
It turns out that wasn’t so far off the mark — It will be the fourth Modern Warfare game, but it’s dropping the 4, according to multiple sources as reported by Eurogamer.
It is worth noting that the first Modern Warfare game was actually Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, so the titles aren’t identical.
When will it be revealed?
Soon. Black Ops IV was officially revealed on May 17 last year after a number of teasers, and we’d expect MW4 to follow a similar pattern.
The first ‘official’ tease has come by way of several young American football stars, who were invited to play the game in Nashville.
They didn’t reveal much else about it — the most descriptive was the Adoree’ Jackson of Nashville’s own Tennesee Titans, who just said “it’s 🔥.”
Those sentiments were echoed by team-mate Cameron Batson, who was also at the event.
Instagram A number of college football players attended an event in Nashville in April where they got to play the game
Will it have single player?
YES. Despite Black Ops IV ditching a single-player campaign, the next Call of Duty game will have one.
This was finally officially confirmed when Activision reported its financial results for 2018 and expectations for 2019 on February 11.
They also confirmed it would include “co-op experiences” similar to Black Ops’ zombies and lots of multiplayer.
A job listing for Infinity Ward, posted last year, showed at that point that they were looking for temporary designers of single-player experiences — and it has since been confirmed that a full single-player experience can be expected.
Activision / Infinity Ward Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty games have been epic from the beginning
Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty games have been known since the dawn of the series for the epic set-pieces in their single-player campaigns.
Sometimes these have been controversial — think having to shoot up an airport in Modern Warfare 2’s infamous No Russian level — while others have just been flat-out epic, such as the collapse of the Golden Gate Bridge in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Is CoD 2019 going to be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4?
It is certainly looking that way.
Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare were both self-contained story arcs that didn’t really seem to resonate with fans, and many feel there is unfinished business in the Modern Warfare storyline that needs to be resolved.
Solid rumours emerged as early as May 2018 that Infinity Ward’s 2019 game was Modern Warfare 4, and all the signs since then have pointed in the same direction.
Official Call of Duty: Ghosts Reveal Trailer
Will there be a beta?
This hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it is certainly expected.
As the game is expected to release some time in October or November, you can expect a beta at some point late in the summer.
What about multiplayer?
Rumours from GamingIntel suggest the game WON’T have a battle royale mode as the developer looks to stick to the basics that have previously served the series so well.
It is also suggested that the game won’t have specialist classes for players to choose from, so every player in every match will be picking from the same loadouts without special abilities to augment their action on the battlefield.
This would take the multiplayer back to the way it was in Infinity Ward’s beloved earlier iterations of the franchise; Infinite Warfare had a similar system in place.
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