Activision is wasting no time in beefing up their already stellar catalog. With the ink barely dry on the release of Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Vanguard, the gaming publisher has inadvertently announced a new project. In a post on Twitter yesterday, the Infinity Ward official account tweeted that it was bringing to life ‘A new generation of Call of Duty.’
Expected to arrive sometime this year, Infinity Ward’s next contribution to the CoD franchise is rumored to be a sequel to Modern Warfare. It could reportedly feature drug cartels as the main storyline.
Modern Warfare is one of the greatest titles in the Call of Duty franchise, and for a good reason. First released in 2019, the game brought back characters from CoD games past, even though the canon was slightly altered, and introduced several notable new ones. A sequel to Modern Warfare was expected as relentlessly teased and desired within the CoD community, so Infinity Ward’s announcement comes as no surprise.
However, what is surprising is the rumor that it will center around drug cartels, as Call of Duty has mostly previously focused on full-blown war and rebellions. But this would not be the first time CoD has deviated from that unwritten rule, and Colombia’s war on drugs is considered a modern war, so it would be an apt setting for a Modern Warfare Sequel.
The game’s future in terms of platform is uncertain, with Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard, but reports suggest that at least the next three CoD titles will still be on PlayStation. The assumption is that the franchise will eventually take its place on Xbox and Microsoft Gaming with all of Microsoft’s other acquisitions, but nothing has been confirmed as yet. We do have a suspicion which Activision Blizzard games we expect to see on Games Pass, though.