‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4′ – Debunking the Rumors

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 3:38 pm,

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4 Rumors

Fact: there will be a new Call of Duty this year. Activision has made it a mission to release an annual version of Call of Duty since Modern Warfare, so much so that they have brought on multiple development teams (among them Treyarch, Sledgehammer Games, and Raven Software) to get the job done.

This year, however, is a bit of a wildcard. While we know this is the year of Infinity Ward‘s game — based on the rotation between them and Treyarch — we don’t have much to go one regarding the game. That’s not for a lack of rumors, however, as many sources are claim to have inside information about the Call of Duty franchise’s latest iteration.

Since there have been several prominent rumors appearing lately, we thought it best to take a good look at them, and ultimately prove why they, for the most part, can’t possibly be true. While we are totally prepared to eat crow, as a longstanding fan of the franchise, many elements of each rumor don’t make sense.

For example, the most recent rumor regarding Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty claims that the title will be called Call of Duty: Ghosts. Now while this does coincide with rumors that fan-favorite character Ghost would be making an appearance in a future game, that ship appears to have sailed. Rumors regarding Ghost’s resurrection were prior to the reveal of Modern Warfare 3, and by now those types of talks have died down.

Call of Duty 2013 Modern Warfare 4

Additionally, the same source for the Ghosts rumor, suggests this new game will launch only on the PC and next-generation consoles. It’s this detail that invalidates the rumor altogether.

While Activision is likely planning to release the next Call of Duty on Sony and Microsoft‘s next-gen platforms — the PS4 and the yet-to-be-named next iteration of the Xbox — there is no way they will alienate their loyal PS3 and Xbox 360 fan base. Moreover, there’s no telling how well the next-gen consoles will sell at launch, and there is no information that says the consoles will be available prior to the launch of this Call of Duty.

Even if the rumor isn’t true, some interesting concepts are discussed, many of which would be nice introductions to the Call of Duty franchise. Some of the additional details include

  • Multiplayer loading screens that function as mini-games, with the player entering the map via a repelling or breach sequence.
  • Enhanced player movement including diving, sliding while shooting, peaking around corners, and rolling while prone.
  • Spec-Ops will be replaced by a new cooperative option.
  • Destructive environments.

Yes, the unnamed source is touted as “legitimate,” but the details just don’t add up in the context of what we know about the Call of Duty franchise, and the publisher who puts the game out.

Call of Duty - Captain Price

That being said, we’re still not adverse to a new Call of Duty game starring Ghost — maybe titled Modern Warfare 4. In fact, Captain Price voice actor Bill Murray seemingly confirmed the game was Modern Warfare 4 not too long ago. But don’t expect this to be the next-gen Call of Duty we’ve been waiting for, that game will probably be next year.

Also, just in case any fans were wondering, that Modern Warfare 4 video and poster that are circulating are for a fan film. No connection to an actual Modern Warfare 4 game whatsoever.

What would you like to see from this year’s Call of Duty? Would you like to see any of the rumored elements come true?

Source: Drift0r (via VG 24/7)

TAGS: Activision, Call of Duty, Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Sledgehammer Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One

  • ATG

    Those rumors sound nice, aside from the next-gen only. I’d definitely buy Call of Duty if they added those elements.

    Any game I get in the fall is going to be the next gen version if available.

  • boogoo

    They would lose sooo many sales if they didn’t release it on 360 and PS3. So yeah, I’d call these rumors cray cray.

    • Bayshawn Jones

      its a gamble yea… but they already have our money from 5+ years of cod games and dlc, plus im sure that activison probably just paired up with microsoft and sony to do this to get more people to buy the new systems when they come out… Companies dont want people to play their old systems and games because when we do they still have to pay and maintain servers and run maintenance… they want us to cross over to next gen asap, and what better than to release one of (if not) the most played game..

  • Jellolord

    I really have a hard time seeing how they could make a modern warfare 4, I have no problem if they do, but almost every main character in the modern warfare storyline is dead. The only ones that survived 3 were Price and Nikolai, the bad guys and the rest of the good guys are all dead as far as I know.

    • Greg

      Ramirez: Alive

      Foley: Alive

      Dunn: Alive

      Frost: Alive

      MacMillian: Alive

      Overlord: Alive

      • bobo

        ghost is still alive

    • Nilanjan

      sandman and his team may be alive too. who knows,they might have escaped the mine.

  • suspicious gamer

    Its going to be the same exact game as the last 9000 releases.

  • Michael

    Wow who ever wrote this didnt watch the video the guy said that the next cod will release on next gen consoles BASED on other sources who he has asked

  • Rick

    For me, the next COD needs to come up with some smarter ideas and a fresh take on old things. One thing would be a “Top 5″ best Maps. Bring back some of the older maps from COD’s past with a fresh look. Another thing, BRING BACK VEHICLES! Was it WAW the last game to drive a tank? I miss being able to drive a tank in COD! Or how about access to a Mortar? Black Ops 2 had the right idea about customizing your classes, but take it another step. Also, per class, customize your kill streak.

  • Bayshawn Jones

    I think that its true… just because he said that it will only release on the next gen consoles doesnt disprove it.. because if you think about it, it looks as if sony is moving forward by not putting any type of backwards compatibility on the ps4, and that what gaming companies want. They want you to go the new systems asap, they dont want you to linger on the older systems for another year or 2, so it wouldnt surprise me if the next cod only releases on the next gen console as incentive to buy them, maybe even a CoD 720 or PS4 bundle…. people will buy it anyways (its cod right?)

  • Mark

    Clean and update all multiplayer maps for dlc. Plenty of really cool maps that i loved to play but dont feel like putting in the old games. Thats tons of money activision is just leaving on the table.

  • Gloria

    Would be nice to see some improvements within the game but it doesn’t matter that much bc after years of playing COD/MW I suck just as bad today as I did when I purchased the first one. Probably more partial to playing the Infected, Gun Game, MITD, etc. type stuff so hopefully that will be built upon also. Oh well alas even with the massive suckage I keep buying each new release.

  • Josh

    No one ever thinks of this, they could be bringing the Call of Duty series back together. Do you think Black Ops 2 skipped to the future for no reason whatsoever? Black Ops 2 and Modern Warfare 3 might be around the same time for a reason.

  • Shiny Moneyizer

    Bring back old maps
    Make em bigger and better
    Merge all the stories together
    Reunite all the characters that are still alive
    Costome kill streaks
    Continue to develope “party games”. My friends and I like to play gun game, sharpshooter, one in the chamber, and team deathmatch. We want to be able to fully customize the rules. What happened to picking the guns for gun game? We would like call of duty to allow the cummunity to create game modes and maps. Halo 3 had all kinds of mods made to it that allowed for hours of fun. Why cant the same happen with COD?

    The game still seems so limited. Why cant we have more options? Why cant there be 4 teams in team death match?…. or 5 ….or 6?
    Larger maps Larger maps Larger Maps
    Why cant we play on allllllll the maps from all the games? There already on our hard drives?