Rumor Patrol: Leaked ‘Call of Duty’ Info Hints at Near-Future ‘Modern Warfare 4′

Published 1 year ago by

Call of Duty Rumor Modern Warfare 4 Near Future

It appears that after the announcement that Sledgehammer Games would be taking over the Call of Duty franchise’s development for 2014 and that the series had moved to a three-year development cycle gamers have been curious than ever to know more about Activision’s latest. And while rumored details have always been easy to come by as far as Call of Duty is concerned, most of the time they don’t pan out.

One tipster who seems to be pretty reliable when it comes to Call of Duty leaks is a YouTuber by the name of Drift0r. He’s the same fellow that leaked a few Call of Duty: Ghosts deets last year, and now he has a few rumored info on this year’s game.

According to Drift0r, whose source comes from within the “Call of Duty machine,” Sledgehammer Games’ first COD game bares a lot of resemblance to the Modern Warfare franchise. He says that the game is set in what appears to be a near-future setting with locales and weaponry that, while not currently available to modern military personnel, are not as far fetched as, say, a laser rifle.

While Drift0r could not share the assets he received (due to obvious copyright reasons) his recap falls in line with previous rumors regarding the next Call of Duty. More specifically, word from a recent Destination PlayStation event claimed the next Call of Duty would be Modern Warfare 4 — a continuation of Infinity Ward’s original sub-series.

Without anything tangible to critique or analyze it’s hard to determine how legitimate the source in question is. All the details make sense both in terms of the direction Call of Duty appears to be heading and Activision‘s love of familiar branding.

So, while Call of Duty gains a new developer and a new development cycle, it appears that (if these rumors are true) not much will have changed. This year will be Modern Warfare 4, next year will likely be Black Ops 3, and 2016 will see a follow-up to Ghosts.

That being said, the potential success for Call of Duty moving forward doesn’t lay with branding, but with the gameplay. If these successive titles can leverage next-gen systems in new and unexpected ways and add new elements to the single and multiplayer experience, then we’d bet gamers would gladly accept another Modern Warfare…even one featuring Captain Price.

If Activision sticks to their formula we should be hearing official details on this next Call of Duty sometime soon. Not much, mind you, but enough for the speculation wheels to start turning.

Should Call of Duty revisit the Modern Warfare brand? What do you think will help the franchise redeem itself this year?

Source: Drift0r (via MP1st)

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

  • SanFranGradGuy

    I feel like COD has reached that market oversaturation point now where people are going to start buying other things because it’s just too much COD.

  • TaboriHK

    After the last CoD, they should just call it quits for awhile. They way, way ran out of gas and Ghosts showed it.

  • Alky

    What they need to do is bring zombies mode to every cod title!

  • ooga

    Shouldn’t BLOPS 3 be coming out this year? The BLOPs games seems to to be the only ones worth playing. MW3 and Ghosts weren’t that great and BLOPS2 already did the future thing so I can’t see MW4 doing anything really cool with the setting.

  • chris

    I’m a huge call of duty fan and can’t wait for this game to release.

  • Ben

    For some of us, we are new to the Call of Duty games and were very excited to see new releases. Just cause youve been there, done that, doesnt mean others havent, New generations are ready to play !

  • Milenko

    Listen I’m still freaking playing COD:BO on PC because it’s the last COD title to have rentable dedicated servers. I did play BO2 with P2P hosting, but have skipped ghost completely because lack of them. I even skipped TitianFall for the same reason. These titles are skipping the community completely without dedi’s. Forget the days of having a match with other PC gamers.
    Now for those saying COD titles are old and hashed up. Let’s look at a model they have called Madden. People are buying that franchise every year over and over when very little tweaks are added. COD will not go anywhere until a new title can take the reigns from them and appease all platforms together.

  • michael aponte

    i feel COD should make a really cool past warfare game like world ay war. those were i would say one of the best COD games out there.

  • byron harvey

    its advanced warfare (spoiler alert)