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Call Of Duty 2021 Is A 'Modern Warfare' Sequel, According To Industry Insider

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Call Of Duty 2021 Is A 'Modern Warfare' Sequel, According To Industry Insider

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War isn't even out for another few weeks, but it looks like we already have some idea of what 2021's Call Of Duty title will be. While details are still fairly thin on the round, an industry insider with a proven track record when it comes to Call Of Duty has suggested we'll be returning to a modern day setting - most likely for Modern Warfare 2.

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This is according to leaker Tom Henderson, who claimed on Twitter that the 2021 game will be "another Modern Warfare title of some kind", or at the very least feature a modern day setting. Whether or not this new entry will be developed by Infinity Ward remains to be seen, but I'd imagine it will be. As Henderson says, it's early days.


Given that 2018's Call Of Duty was Black Ops IIII and 2020 is a brand-new Black Ops, it looks as if development on Call Of Duty titles is now split between Treyarch (Black Ops) and Infinity Ward (Modern Warfare), with Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software offering support.

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Given the immense success of 2019's Modern Warfare and 2018's Black Ops IIII it makes sense that Activision would decide to stick with the two sub-series that it knows does best going forward. While still undeniably successful, games like Call Of Duty WWII (2017) and Infinite Warfare (2016) didn't pay off in the way that the publisher might have hoped.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare / Credit: Infinity Ward, Activision
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare / Credit: Infinity Ward, Activision

While Call Of Duty: Warzone has gone some way towards continuing the narrative set forth in 2019's Modern Warfare campaign, Infinity Ward has already suggested that it has plenty of ideas to support a full sequel. In a tweet earlier this year, the studio's narrative director Taylor Kurosaki hinted that there's "plenty of ground" to cover in a potential sequel.

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At this early stage, all I'm really wondering is what Infinity Ward and Activision would call it. There's already Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, so I could live without there being another Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . It's all getting just a bit hard to keep track of, so here's hoping they get a little more imaginative when naming the sequel.

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Topics: Infinity Ward, Activision, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Ewan Moore
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