Only the other week, on a plane journey home from Bodrum going back to London I sat right in the seat next to Billy Murray, the voice of Captain Price. We had a conversation where he referred to every sentence about the next Modern Warfare game as “4” and from that I posted the news online. It went global pretty quickly, and of course as you would expect – denials came thick and fast, as you would expect if a game has not been officially announced.
Infinity Ward’s Response:
Interesting news today, but it’s not true.We’ve not talked with any voice actors, so all news is speculation.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) October 30, 2012
Billy Murray’s Response:
This article is not accurate – thisisxbox.com/360/captain-pr… – I told the guy I was doing a special new Modern Warfare for China, not MW4
— Billy Murray (@BillyAMurray) October 31, 2012
Sources close to Siliconera who had previously (and correctly) leaked large details of Sleeping Dogs and the script before anyone else, has come forward with the next Modern Warfare script confirming Billy Murray’s involvement within it. The next Call of Duty has a main character who is “a battle hardened veteran in his mid-thirties with a nihilistic point of view.” Codenamed “Ben Burk”
Here are some of the lines “Ben Burke” (which they’ve been told is a codename) has to recite in the next Modern Warfare:
“Reminds you of Phuket, doesn’t it? Only this time the dust gives you cancer… OK, park yourself and get ready. When this thing kicks off, put a hole in anything that moves.”
“This is Sentinel Zero One, successful crypto change on C2 net break, requesting immediate update of blue force picture and status of artillery, over. I have you broken and unreadable, I say again, requesting updates to friendly positions and status of arty support. Do you read, over?”
“We’ve got KVA on the move! They’re going to strongpoint the main gate, ETA two mikes! We’re providing support for our heavy rollers! Ready up and let’s move!”
“Goliath, this is Sentinel Zero One! We have enemy armor at the gate, hundred meters north of our position! Requesting close-air grid mark three-one-six!”
Another scene that was recorded took place in Somalia with John “Soap” MacTavish, which is understand to be a flashback. The newly leaked script details a Call of Duty that is not some special game for China, and as the next Modern Warfare game, I wonder what the Activision has instore for the fate of Captain Price?
Has this script just made Infinity Ward liars? If Infinity Ward has definitely not spoken to any actors, nor even to Billy Murray as I had about the next Modern Warfare game – then it must be developed by another team perhaps as the only other explanation.