Today is a huge day for gaming news as not only did Nintendo wrap up their quarterly business announcements (more on that soon) but also leaks of large description are working their way down the pipeline. A fourth Modern Warfare title has been heavily rumored for years, but Infinity Ward / Sledgehammer / RavenSoft have yet to discuss much of anything regarding their next title instead opting to allow Treyarch’s critically acclaimed Black Ops III to take the spotlight.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of the first shooters that brought the 90’s golden era of fast-paced online FPS style gaming and married it with a light offering of RPG features from the MMO world such as levelling up, gaining experience, unlocking abilities, weapons, customizations, prestige, and more. History was changed the day that game was released, and even though a lot of COD’s ideas had been done before in other games (on PC) – COD did them all in such a universal package (and on console). Now it seems like everyone can pick up and play a shooter game and COD4 / MW2 are both largely to thank for this.
Believe it or not, fans have been dying for a Remaster of Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2. Today we have learned that the name of the next Call of Duty title is Infinite Warfare and it will include a remastered Modern Warfare campaign as well as somehow integrate maps from the original titles into the multiplayer content.
The source of this leak comes from Target as retailers seem to be making fumbles all over today. Amazon accidently told customers they would be getting Uncharted 4 “by 8pm today” even though it had been delayed 2 weeks further by an announcement Naughty Dog / Sony made a month ago. Target sent out the Reservation Card above and Reddit is going wild with it opening up their own subreddit for the title as well called /r/InfiniteWarfare for those who wish to participate.
It is not yet known how exactly the maps from MW1 and MW2 will be included in multiplayer, or if both games and MW3 will get campaign makeovers versus just COD4 taking the primary focus. All of these questions will likely start being answered once a bit more Black Ops III DLC has sold and Activision starts ramping up for E3 2016.
However, it does appear to be safe to say (strictly in conjecture) that Activision seems to be creating Infinite Warfare as a bundle / collection first, and secondly as a platform for releasing new maps and remaining alive for a very long time after release rather than being left behind as quickly as most COD multiplayer segments are.
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Update #2: Amazon has leaked the product as well for a time period before removing the listing. An official announcement is expected soon with detailed reveals as early as June 2016 at E3 or sooner.
Update: It appears that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has been leaked in multiple places, “A menu spotted by a Reddit user and verified by GameSpot briefly displayed the rumored title before being removed. Activision has not made any announcements about the next “Call of Duty” game” announced Facebook’s trending topic team. [s]