After months of rumours, leaks, and predictions, we now appear to have solid confirmation — albeit not official — that Call of Duty 2019 will indeed be a Modern Warfare game, but it’s not quite what we expect.
It seemed that the franchise was destined to return to Infinity Ward’s iconic franchise, which started with 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and looked set for a fourth entry with this year’s predicted Modern Warfare 4.
All signs pointed to a fourth entry in the famed franchise, but as it turns out, while we’re getting a Modern Warfare game, it’s not quite a sequel, nor considered to be the fourth game in the original Modern Warfare series.
Instead, Call of Duty 2019 will be a soft reboot of the series, and will be called, simply, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Eurogamer has since stepped in, claiming its own sources have confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is locked in as Call of Duty 2019. Schreier says that it will be a “soft reboot” of the Modern Warfare brand, meaning this effectively won‘t be Modern Warfare 4.
Given the name of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it would be easily confused that this in fact to be a remake of 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, but that doesn’t appear to be the case: instead, this will be a complete reboot, which we can assume means it won’t be related to any of the original three Modern Warfare games.
What are your thoughts on this news? Are you happy for a reboot of the Modern Warfare series or were you hoping for a sequel and continuation of the story? Sound off below!