Infinity Ward, the Call of Duty developer slated to launch next year’s installment, seems confident that its new attempt at the series will be unlike anything fans are expecting.
Infinity Ward is next up in the three-developer rotation for the yearly Call of Duty releases, and fans are already impatient to learn about what the studio has in the oven. One fan recently tweeted at Infinity Ward art director Joel Emslie about the studio’s next project, which Emslie expressed would be “extraordinary.”
Projects like this are why I love my job. I’ve seen things here at the studio that give me goose bumps and send me running back to my desk to keep creating:) This isn’t going to be good, its going to be extraordinary! Cant wait for the day when I can hear what you think.
— Joel Emslie (@ArtPeasant) June 30, 2018
With the announcement of this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 still fairly recent, the “day” that Emslie refers to likely won’t be until sometime in March 2019 at the earliest. Emslie doesn’t explicitly confirm that Infinity Ward’s next Call of Duty will launch in 2019, but all evidence points in that direction.
The rumor mill currently has Infinity Ward’s next Call of Duty continuing the Modern Warfare subseries with Modern Warfare 4. This would be a logical direction for the studio, considering its most recent non-Modern Warfare installments—Ghosts and Infinite Warfare—proved to be two of the lowest points for the franchise, both in reviews and sales.
In an attempt to build hype for the continuation of the Modern Warfare story, the studio may be looking to remaster Modern Warfare 2. Evidence that surfaced for the remaster earlier this year didn’t result in any reveals, at least not yet, but Modern Warfare 2 being the only last-gen Call of Duty installment absent from the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program could suggest the developer is gearing up for the remaster.
Source: Game Rant