Call of Duty: Vanguard hasn’t even launched yet, but we already have murmurs and rumours bouncing around about Call of Duty 2022.
Spotted by the folks over at TweakTown, Infinity Ward was at the time on the lookout for a single-player gameplay designer, a level designer who specialises in single-player and co-op content, and a senior artificial intelligence engineer. Given the fact Infinity Ward hasn’t worked on a non-Call of Duty game in its history, it was safe to assume that this hiring spree was to top up its talent pool for development on Call Of Duty 2022.
Not much more has surfaced since then, except for an exciting little nugget doing the rounds over the past 24 hours, pointing to Call of Duty 2022 being a direct sequel to 2019’s super-successful Modern Warfare reboot.
Tom Henderson of DualShockers and a frequent leaker of all things Call of Duty and Battlefield, said that Call of Duty 2022 is codename “Project Cortez”, and that it’s “expected to be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019“.
Charlie Intel, one of the industry’s prominent and most respected Call of Duty fansites, has corroborated the claim by Henderson.
“The information also lines up with what I’ve heard about the game,” Charlie Intel said, “and I’ve also heard some whispers that the game is going to be pretty incredible. But we’ll wait till next year for that.”
Super exciting stuff!
Call of Duty: Vanguard, this year’s entry developed by Sledgehammer Games and a host of other Call of Duty studios (including Treyarch), is set for an open beta this weekend, starting on PlayStation, and then opening for Xbox and PC for those that pre-ordered.
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