Looks Like The Next Modern Warfare Might Be A Reboot
The open secret that Infinity Ward is working on a new Modern Warfare got a little more detailed today with a leak suggesting the game might be a reboot of the series. Instead of being called Modern Warfare 4, it looks like it will simply be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The news first broke from Twitter user LongSensation, who tweeted that new game would be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare:
Call of Duty 2019 is called...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
I'm not joking.
- LongSensation (@LongSensationYT) May 24, 2019
This was then confirmed by Kotaku's Jason Schreier, who tweeted:
I can confirm this is true, and that it's hilarious. The first one was "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" so obviously the fourth one is "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare." Video games are absurd https://t.co/Ghb1m2srC4
- Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) May 24, 2019
As Schreier says, it's a bizarre turn of events that the first game in the Modern Warfare series was Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, but the fourth will be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. But, then, games are often weird.
Infinity Ward was the original Call of Duty developer, and the past year has seen a number of former staffers return (the bulk of the original team left Activision to form Respawn Entertainment, making Titanfall for EA). So there should be a quality team putting the new game together.
What would a reboot mean for the series, though? Will we be replaying the same conflicts? Seeing the same missions again? Will Captain Price return? Or will we be going to new places, and following a whole new story? Or, is it not a reboot at all? Could it take the God of War route, where the story is a continuation but putting a significant new spin on the familiar series? An open-world Call of Duty, anyone?
Eurogamer sources have said an official reveal will happen on the 30 May.
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