There are rumors floating around the web that suggest developer Infinity Ward is aiming for a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 release date sometime in 2019.
The news regarding the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 release date comes from the likes of Gaming Intel and Charlie Intel – both sources that have reported accurately on Call of Duty in the past.
It’s important to note that any information about upcoming titles should be taken with a grain of salt given that it’s certainly possible that things can change. This is especially true for a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 release date, as game launch dates are always subject to change based on any potential issues in development.
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The claims regarding Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 suggest that the game will feature a fully-fledged solo campaign as well as traditional multiplayer and a zombies mode. This is welcome news to those were disappointed with news that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 would be the first in the series history to launch without a dedicated story mode.
While there’s no doubt that a large reason that the Call of Duty series is so popular is its online play, there’s still a significant portion of gamers who enjoy the single player aspect of the title. The fact that the company decided to ditch the story mode with Black Ops 4 was a definite disappointment, but it’s good to hear that this won’t be a trend necessarily for all future titles.
Interestingly enough, it appears as if Infinity Ward is also in talks to implement some sort of Battle Royale mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4. This isn’t a surprise given how popular the genre has become, and it will be interesting to see whether this mode will manage to compete with the likes of PUBG and Fortnite – both of which have a near-monopoly on the market.
As discussed above, the release date rumor shouldn’t be taken as a guarantee, but the credibility is backed up by the fact that a Reddit user discovered prominent members of Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment returning to Infinity Ward.
Respawn Entertainment was founded by Vince Zampella and Jason West when they were terminated from Infinity Ward back in 2010, so the fact that some key team members are making the migration back to the original company does seem to suggest that the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 development is in the works.
We will have to wait until we get closer to a potential Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 release date before we find out whether these rumors hold true, and it will likely be a long time before they are confirmed considering that Black Ops 4 was announced a matter of days ago. The rumors seem reliable, however, and it’s the best we have to go off of regarding the release of this upcoming blockbuster.
With Black Ops 4 set to launch on October 12, it’s likely that we’re looking at a release date somewhere near the end of 2019 – or at least definitely not at the very beginning. The franchise obviously wants to avoid cannibalizing their own sales, and a release date too soon would lead to lower profits for both titles.
In addition to these Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 rumors, there are other whispering around the web about a Modern Warfare 2 remaster, which will reportedly be a single player campaign with no multiplayer. Modern Warfare 2 is a beloved title by fans of the series, so a revamp of the solo campaign would likely sell like hot cakes.
It remains to be seen whether Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 offers something fresh to the genre or if it remains a rather iterative release. The series has been criticized in the past for releasing basically the same game with updated graphics in each successive generation. While it’s true there are always variations, it would do the franchise well to shake things up a bit while staying true to what makes Call of Duty such an excellent title.