Call of Duty 2019 will be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, not to be confused with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which released in 2007.
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
The game will be the 16th in the long-running series, and the fourth in the Modern Warfare story arc. Kotaku also reports that the game, developed by Infinity Ward, will be a soft reboot of the Modern Warfare line of games. It will lean more heavily into troubling and realistic moments similar to the infamous "No Russian" mission from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from 2009.
The Call of Duty series was also recently in headlines for the upheaval surrounding its 2020 release, Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, as Activision reshuffled the developers in its standard release queue.
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