The Next Call Of Duty Is Called Modern Warfare (Yep, Really)

A screenshot from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, not to be confused with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

The first Modern Warfare was called Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, so it’s only natural that the fourth Modern Warfare is called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Confused yet? That’s video games for you.

News of this year’s strangely named Call of Duty leaked out via YouTuber LongSensation last night. Activision has been showing the game to press and “influencers” (YouTubers and streamers) for a week or two now, so a leak such as this was inevitable.

Kotaku has not seen the game or agreed to any embargo, but we’ve heard from many sources connected to the Call of Duty world that it is indeed called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and that it’s a “soft reboot” of the first one, developed by Infinity Ward for release this spring.

It’ll be heavy on troubling, realistic emotional moments, very much inspired by the controversial No Russian campaign in Modern Warfare 2 that allowed the player to gun down civilians.

Kotaku also broke the news earlier this week that Activision’s mega-popular military shooter series has been in flux, with Black Ops studio Treyarch taking over lead development of COD 2020 from Sledgehammer and Raven.

Video games are absurd. We can expect to see more from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare soon (likely next week).


Comments

    Board Meeting.
    So we had Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
    Yeah
    What if we called next Call of Duty
    Modern Warfare.
    Genius.

    They should have come up with a more original name like Call of Duty Modern Warfare: Origins

    What about Call of Battlefield: Duty of Infinite Modernity and Warfare 420 (Origins Edition)?

    Thoughts?

    And two years ago, they released "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered". That's not going to lead to any confusion...

    What an absolutely idiotic decision on so many levels.

    This tells me that the game won't be a continuation of the original MW storyline.

    given the rumours, I predict this MW will be a reboot with a new story. And will come with a remaster of the MW2 campaign.

    Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is actually Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, coming soon to XBox One, which is actually XBox 3.

    I don't understand why game developers are always getting laid off when clearly it's the marketing people who are the real waste of money.

      Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is actually Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4
      Isn't it actually Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 4?
      Which is actually Call of Duty... what? 15? 20?

    Makes as much sense as calling Xbox 360's successor...Xbox One!

    We’re still doing this are we? Ok......fucksake.

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