This year’s entry into the Call of Duty franchise will be rather bizarrely titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, according to a number of reports.
That’s not to be (rather easily) confused with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (2016), as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a completely new entry in the series. Has Infinity Ward just done this to confuse us? The news was broken by Twitter user LongSensation this afternoon, who obviously saw the funny side of the name too:
Call of Duty 2019 is called…
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
I’m not joking.
— LongSensation (@LongSensationYT) May 24, 2019
Shortly after, the report was also backed up by Jason Schreier, who is a news editor over at Kotaku:
I can confirm this is true, and that it’s hilarious. The first one was “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” so obviously the fourth one is “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.” Video games are absurd https://t.co/Ghb1m2srC4
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) May 24, 2019
Despite the lack of an official announcement, it has been pretty common knowledge for quite some time that this year’s entry into the franchise was going to be a Modern Warfare title with Infinity Ward at the helm, but many people expected Modern Warfare 4 – I mean, that would make sense, right? Elaborating on the title, both reports stated that this year’s title would actually be a “soft reboot” of the Modern Warfare series rather than a direct sequel, which sort of explains the name, but it still doesn’t stop it being absurd and damn confusing.
Regardless, what really matters at the end of the day is the quality of the game, and the Modern Warfare series was by far my favourite entries in the franchise, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this year’s return to the series doesn’t disappoint. Reports are indicating that we can expect a full reveal on Thursday 30th May, so we’ll keep you up to date on all developments.