UPDATE: Call of Duty's 2019 outing will be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Having launched the FPS series into the stratosphere with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, it sounds as if Activision may have felt Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 could have caused some confusion. So, they're going with the totally-not-confusing name of COD: Modern Warfare.
Look, it hurts my brain just as much as yours, but it's the hand we've been dealt.
Infinity Ward hasn't exactly been keeping a lid on this open secret either. We've known for months now that a new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was in the works, and former developer Robert Bowling even shared a picture of himself literally wearing a t-shirt which said Call of Duty: MW.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is expected to be revealed in all its glory at some point within the coming week. We're expecting a soft reboot of sorts, as well as plenty of waffle about 'back to basics' and 'boots on the ground'.
Original Story: Feb-13-2019 - Call of Duty 2019 Will Bring Back the Single-Player Campaign and 'Fun Co-op Gameplay'
Activision has confirmed the next Call of Duty game will have a single player campaign. COD: Black Ops 4’s campaign was allegedly carved out due to development troubles but single-player should be back with a bang in Call of Duty 2019.
Rob Kostich, Activision president, said we can expect “an entirely new campaign” as well as “a huge and expansive multiplayer world and some fun co-op gameplay.” The potential co-op has certainly piqued our interest, although the expansive multiplayer world has us a little mystified. It would be nice to see Infinity Ward make some drastic changes for Call of Duty 2019, it’s certainly a franchise in need of a refresh.
There’s also a big question mark over what happens to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and, in particular, its Blackout battle royale mode. Will Blackout end up rolled into COD 2019? Will we get a new battle royale mode? Or will we get nothing? It’s all too early to say but if Activision wants its battle royale mode to enjoy long-term success, players need to feel it’s actually going to stick around for a while.
The next Call of Duty is very heavily rumoured to be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4; a firm reset after Infinity Ward has got well and truly sidetracked with Call of Duty: Ghosts and COD: Infinite Warfare. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 would quite a crowd-pleaser, particularly if it’s accompanied by some back-to-basics gunplay.
Activision will, of course, be hoping it leads to yet more record-breaking profits to please its jowly investors, although it's probably going to take some rather special.
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