Much like last year’s Call of Duty Black ops 4 announce, players have been eagerly awaiting the name of the Call of Duty 2019 title. As you read on you’ll think you’ve gone back in time to 2007 and reading an old article, especially when you realise the next Call of Duty name is Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty name leak
LongSensation, a popular YouTuber let the news of the Call of Duty name slip.
Call of Duty 2019 is called…
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
I'm not joking.
— LongSensation (@LongSensationYT) May 24, 2019
If you recall way back when the Call of Duty franchise followed a numbered series, you will remember there was a Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare title. Many were under the impression that the next Call of Duty entry was set to be in the Modern Warfare franchise, so a Modern Warfare 4 could have proved confusing.
Activision supposedly nipped the series numbering in the bud and went with naming the Black Ops, World At War and Modern Warfare titles within a sub-series – which over the years has worked out for the better in my opinion.
It was Kotaku that initially confirmed the leak from LongSensation to be true, and that the next Call of Duty title was set to be named Call of Duty Modern Warfare. There were various resources that pointed to the news being authentic within the Kotaku report. “heavy on troubling, realistic emotional moments” were just some of the phrases used to describe the upcoming first person shooter title, with the report also suggesting that the game will differ substantially from that of previous Modern Warfare titles.
Robert Bowling was a previous developer for the Modern Warfare franchise, he’s also jumped on the bandwagon…
Me at 10pm: I should get some sleep.
Me at 2am: pic.twitter.com/LwQ3XqOBeu
— Robert Bowling (@fourzerotwo) May 9, 2019
Both Infinity Ward and Activision are yet to put out an official statement confirming the news, so as usual it’s worth taking the next Call of Duty name with a pinch of salt until that happens.
As and when the announcement happens, keep your ears to the ground as we’ll be updating this article when the news springs.