The latter was of course created by Infinite Warfare developer Infinity Ward, who last made 2013’s Ghosts, which appears completely unrelated. Infinite Warfare launches next month and includes Modern Warfare Remastered, offering fans of the 2007 classic a chance to relive the game that defined the studio.
While criticism of the studio’s latest effort has been rife, this latest revelation is somewhat interesting, if a little frustrating: if the games are indeed set in the same universe, I can’t help but wonder if fans would have just preferred Modern Warfare 4.
Nonetheless, the connection made by Twitter user Blade_151 suggests the two games are closer than we think, even if the setting seems as far removed from one another as possible.
The promotional poster revealed by Blade_151 has the following text:
“Retribution’s hull classification is SWC-141 (Space Warship Carrier). The numerical designation was recommended by representatives of the Russian Federation in remembrance of the heroic actions of Task Force 141 in rescuing Russian President Boris Vorshevsky.”
Diehard Modern Warfare fans would know that President Vorshevsky was rescued by Delta Force and Task Force 141 in Modern Warfare 3. The ship name “SWC-141” is also an obvious ode to Task Force 141, which also appeared in MW3 as well as Modern Warfare 2.
What do you think? Does this change things for you? If it is set in the same universe, would you have just preferred Modern Warfare 4? Sound off in the comments below!