This week in Arizona, a behind-closed-doors PlayStation 4 event took place where publishers showcased some of this years top titles to major retailers. It was said that among the games line-up was this years Call of Duty from Sledgehammer Games, the next entry in the Modern Warfare series. Twitter user Lokiolr relayed what he was told from his boss who could have blatently ignored his non-disclosure agreement!
Kind of jealous, my boss and our buyer are at DPS (Destination PlayStation) this week, a retail sneak peak event.
Anyone who is a fan of Call of Duty, and can remember the news late 2012 where actor Billy Murray and voice of Captain Price talked to me about the next Modern Warfare game he was soon to have meetings about voicing (the 4th Modern Warfare) might actually surface this year!
With Infinity Ward focussing solely on Call of Duty: Ghosts, it appears that Sledgehammer Games who co-developed Modern Warfare 3 might have taken over the reigns and will release what could be the fourth and (perhaps) final instalment in the Modern Warfare era games; could this be the end for Captain Price, a finale to end the Modern Warfare period with a bang?
It’s way too early for any “official” announcements, but despite the cover-ups where Billy Murray denied saying anything about Modern Warfare, and then back-tracked it into voicing the Call of Duty Online for China which just seemed to re-use a lot of previous assets since it’s a mix of older Call of Duty maps online?
If development for a new Modern Warfare 4 had started in 2012 as implied by the conversation on “THAT” plane October 29th 2012, it’s release would most likely have been 2014 with the typical two year development cycle. It’s also possible that since Sledgehammer Games are recruiting for next-gen development staff as advertised on LinkedIn, Modern Warfare could set to be very explosive on our Xbox One’s.
It does seem very likely that Call of Duty this year will be released by Sledgehammer Games, but will it be Modern Warfare 4, a game that was once rumoured to include flashback’s to Ghost’s (MW2) secret past and revisit key areas of all Modern Warfare in a different view point, or will it be something new completely. Either way, let’s hope Spec Ops Survival is set to make a return to the franchise this year!
We’ll keep you posted when we hear of any further developments – below is a screengrab of when a Sledgehammer Games employee outed the next Modern Warfare game on LinkedIn last summer.
Call of Duty: Ghosts – There are those who wear masks to protect themselves. And there are those who wear masks to protect us all. See the world premiere of Call of Duty: Ghosts May 21st.
So… the next-gen Call of Duty will be revealed on the same day as the next-gen Xbox console during the Microsoft event LIVE on May 21st 2013.
Everyone was expecting us to make Modern Warfare 4, which would have been the safe thing to do. But we’re not resting on our laurels,” said Mark Rubin, executive producer of developer Infinity Ward. “We saw the console transition as the perfect opportunity to start a new chapter for Call of Duty. So we’re building a new sub-brand, a new engine, and a lot of new ideas and experiences for our players. We can’t wait to share them with our community.
To see an exclusive first look at Call of Duty: Ghosts tune in to Xbox: the Next Generation Revealed on 21st May at 6PM GMT on Xbox.com or Xbox LIVE for the debut of the all-new game from Infinity Ward.
How on earth are we going to contain ourselves until then?
Call of Duty for the current-gen Xbox 360 has been leaked early thanks to Tesco Direct who has since pulled down the listing from their online website in the UK. Titled ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ with the official box-art nothing much else is known than that it is from Infinity Ward.
Here’s the box art:
Activision has not made any official announcements about the title, but a next-gen exclusive Call of Duty is rumoured to be in development from Sledgehammer Games for the new Xbox when it is revealed on May 21st this year.
When official announcements are in – we’ll keep you updated as it happens.
How do you feel about Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty branching out of the Modern Warfare era?
Having been seen to spruce up their Facebook page with new found images of an aging Captain Price, Infinity Ward are now teasing the Call of Duty community with images of Ghost (who appeared to have died in a Modern Warfare 2 petrol blaze) on the menu of Modern Warfare 3. Are they trying to tell us something?
The image shown below is available to view online when you load up Modern Warfare 3. As today is April Fools a playlist update has also gone live with a few title re-writes – it’s worth checking out for the fun of it.
An official Call of Duty reveal is expected within the next few weeks for the game that is likely to appear on both current and next-gen systems in 2013.
We’ll keep you posted on all official announcements as soon as the details are in.
Infinity Ward has changed their cover picture on Facebook to a large black and white shot of the face of Captain Price, the lead within all the Modern Warfare games developed by Infinity Ward from 2007 onwards. To do this at a time right now can only be to fuel speculation about the next game in the series.
Modern Warfare 4 was confirmed to thisisxbox during a flight home from Bodrum Turkey to London last October 2012. A conversation denied by both the voice actor Billy Murray and developers I.W as having any relevance to Modern Warfare 4. Since that time period there have been a number of other rumours and videos surface all over the internet – but almost all Call of Duty reveals are around April / May time – and now that time is drawing near.
With the current attention that rival FPS game Battlefield 4 has been receiving lately, leaves us wondering if Infinity Ward are craving a little limelight in their direction. We think that the next Modern Warfare game will not be revealed until Microsoft announce the new Xbox console for 2013, Call of Duty has the ‘Xbox First’ deal and until a new Xbox console, the focus will be on Sony’s PS4 for the next-gen game and it’s likely stunning next-gen visuals.
When official announcements are in – we’ll keep you updated.
Modern Warfare 4 – well, what a history thisisxbox has with that title from the day I sat on the plane journey home from a holiday in Turkey next to voice of Captain Price himself. You can read more about that trip via this direct link where the fourth entry into the Modern Warfare series was confirmed, but then later denied.
Infinity Ward on the other hand has never denied the title’s existence only that they deny speaking to voice actors in the game, and then apparently it was all meant to relate to the Modern Warfare for China which just all sounds too dodgy since that game recycles voice assets from the previous games.
Activision and its Call of Duty developers has not confirmed this years title in the series, but a new trailer has surface on both Vimeo and Youtube. Unlike the rather crap fan-made movie about Ghosts rising, this trailer does have a more authentic feel to it with the impression that an unknown enemy is out to wipe the identity of Captain Price…
…it’s not me, I swear.
Here’s the trailer – whether it’s real or fake you still can’t help but feel that exciting tingle for another Call of Duty.
The Call of Duty Ghost game rumour has been doing the rounds for more time than you might actually care to realise. We were first told of this news waaaaaaaay back in the early days of 2011 when we were informed (reliably) that Sledgehammer Games were working on a title that would bring back ‘Ghost’ from the dead. Our website CMS has changed within that time and we can only link you to proof through 1UP
The game at that time would be based on events surrounding the Ghost squad Task Force 141 inbetween the events of the original Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 from Infinity ward. We were also told that flashback sequences would be present to see the Modern Warfare story from a whole different point of view – led by Ghost – the character from Modern Warfare 2 who sadly died, such a loss… or did he? Careful watching of that moment you will spot that you are led to believe Ghost is covered in petrol, but only one of the two shot victims in the Modern Warfare 2 scene are doused?
It has been factually confirmed, somewhere far and distant, but it’s out there that Sledgehammer cancelled the game project they were working on to later move onto Modern Warfare 3 with Infinity Ward at the instruction of Activision. It is claimed Call of Duty: Ghosts features dynamic loading screens (such as rappelling from a helicopter or breaking a window to enter an area) and has destructive environments in single-player (these may be implemented in multiplayer later) – and additionally detailing that Spec-Ops has been replaced. Now that Modern Warfare 3 is already ancient history, but still greatly loved online – maybe, this ‘Ghost’ game has been reinstated, tweaked and modernised for a release later this year on next-gen platforms.
Or maybe not?
Until Activision make their official announcements usually around May time we can only speculate on what exciting changes lie ahead for the Call of Duty franchise to make it bigger and more dominant in the first-person-shooter genre.
It’s also worth taking into account that the apparent ‘source’ of this leak – a youtube guy who’s details and video we spotted on IGN, could have fabricated this rumour based on the ending of a fan-made trailer that gave the impression it was related to the next Call of Duty reveal – that video stated “and the GHOSTS will rise”.
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