Call of Duty 2019 is going to be announced really, really soon, but what do we know about the mysterious project?
Well, it turns out not too much.
Rumours have been rampant over the past few months, with lots of people speculating that the 2019 addition to the ever-popular CoD franchise would be Modern Warfare 4.
However, it’s now being claimed by industry insider, Jason Schreier, that the game will be called simply: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which might sound more than a little familiar…
Following in the footsteps of God of War, the 2018 reboot of the 2005 game of the same name, it seems CoD is going back to its MW roots with this title.
In an article from Kotaku, Schreier jokingly points out that the first Modern Warfare game was actually called Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, so it’s “only natural” that the fourth Modern Warfare is called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Of course.
The news of the game’s title has yet to be confirmed by Activision, but the leak seems to originate from influencer LongSensation, who tweeted the following: “Call of Duty 2019 is called…Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. I’m not joking.”
The leak comes at a time when influencers and online gamers have been playing the game for Activision, and with a name like Schreier backing the claims, it seems pretty legit.
Kotaku goes on to say that its sources have claimed the 2019 CoD will be a “soft reboot” of the first MW game and comes from developer Infinity Ward.
The sources also claim it’ll be due to release this fall.
Call of Duty 2019 will place a larger focus on emotions and tear-jerker moments, the sources also say.
For now, that’s pretty much all we know about 2019’s CoD, which is expected to be revealed to the world on May 30.
Call of Duty 2020 is a different matter though, as there’s already been quite a lot of confirmed information about next year’s title.
Kotaku reports that 2020’s Call of Duty game has been confirmed as the next Black Ops title in the long-standing franchise, which is great news for CoD fans, but it might spell trouble for the future.
Amidst the sudden and unexpected announcement, it’s also been revealed that the project will be spearheaded by Treyarch, in direct contradiction to what had previously been expected.
Activision has told developers that the studios which has been leading the 2020 CoD, Raven and Sledgehammer, are no longer the top dogs of the project.
According to “three people familiar with goings-on at the companies,” it’s now Treyarch who’s set to be leading development on the title.
For 15 years, Activision has rotated its CoD titles annually, with Treyarch, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer taking the ropes in turn.
According to Kotaku’s sources, Raven and Sledgehammer will still act as support studios on the 2020 game, but it’s going to be pretty much all down to Treyarch as the lead studio.
Interesting, it means that after Black Ops 4, Treyarch will have just two years of development time instead of the usual three.
What do you hope to see from the next additions to the Call of Duty franchise?
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