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The Next Call Of Duty WILL Have A Campaign Mode

The Next Call Of Duty WILL Have A Campaign Mode

Activision Blizzard isn't having the best day in the press - cutting almost 800 employees will do that to a games company's standing within its related media. But as part of the same earnings call that confirmed the loss of 8% of its workforce, the publisher also provided an update on all things Call of Duty.

An "entirely new campaign" is promised for the Call of Duty that comes out in 2019 - whatever that Call of Duty turns out to be. What we do know is that this year's instalment is developed by Infinity Ward, the studio behind 2007's series high point Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and two further Modern Warfare instalments. It's natural, therefore, that people have speculated that CoD 2019 will be the long-awaited fourth Modern Warfare game, after rumours that it'd be a return to Infinity Ward's Ghosts of 2013 were dismissed.

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Rob Kostich, the president of Activision, added that as well as a proper campaign - something 2018's Black Ops IIII lacked - the next CoD will have "a huge and expansive multiplayer world and some fun co-op gameplay".

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Campaign confirmed, then - be it Modern or something more Infinite-shaped. But the announcement - small though it is - was complemented by a caveat: Activision isn't expecting it to do the numbers that Black Ops IIII did. Dennis Durkin, the company's chief financial officer, stated that "Call of Duty units are down year-over-year in our outlook".

Kostich added further details about the game to come, as reported by the CoD-focused site charlieintel.com: "This fall's launch, I think, is going to resonate very powerfully with our community. It is an amazing game. Every time we've shown this internally, it just creates a ton of buzz."

He added: "I wish I could tell you a lot more right now, but unfortunately you're going to have to wait. But I think it's going to be really worth it. We can't wait to share it with the world."

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What do we reckon, then? Will 2019 see Infinity Ward's (some would say very overdue) return to Modern Warfare? Or something entirely new? Let us know what you think the new CoD will be - we're on Facebook and Twitter.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: video games, Modern Warfare, Call of Duty, gamingbible, fps, Activision, Ghosts

Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Former gigs include VICE Gaming, BBC Music, BBC Gaming Show. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016), 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016), 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games' (2019). Contact: [email protected]

 

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