H33rsay: Call of Duty 2014 is Modern Warfare 4, according to leaked detailsWritten by: / / 3 Comments
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Now that the news that Sledgehammer Games is working on 2014’s edition of Call of Duty has been announced, consumer site OnlySp has decided to send out a few snippets of news sent to them by an anonymous tipster, including the fact that the game will supposedly form the fourth entry to the Modern Warfare series.
The tipster says that this year’s Call of Duty will be set in the year 2018 and act as a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, with events taking place in Europe and Asia. Captain Price and Nikolai are also said to return, while the British SAS will be the major focus of the game’s campaign as opposed to forcing players to jump between different soldiers’ perspectives as in previous Call of Duty games. Nikolai is said to be a playable character, too.
In addition, the tipster says that ‘Shadow Company’ will once again be the main threat in this next Call of Duty game, with General Shephard having escaped to Europe following the events of Modern Warfare 2 to act as the primary antagonist. Smaller details include the outing of a stealth mission in Amsterdam, and a mission in Shanghai.
In a separate report on DualShockers, an industry insider by the name of Pete Dodd (aka ‘Famousmortimer’) has spoken about the leap in graphical fidelity from Call of Duty: Ghosts to this year’s Call of Duty, writing on NeoGAF that “Internally people are excited for it. It is supposedly a pretty big jump over ghosts graphically.”
We already know that development on Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty will lead on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the most obvious benefit of which would be enhanced visuals, so this makes a lot of sense.
As always, rumours are to be taken with a pinch of salt and can only be confirmed when the details are formally announced, but considering these morsels of information were delivered to OnlySp back in December 2013 along with news that Sledgehammer was developing the next Call of Duty – before Activision revealed the news – the report is afforded a smidgeon of plausibility. But not much.
What do you think the chances of Call of Duty 2014 being Modern Warfare 4? Do you hope the series continues down the Modern Warfare story strain, or should Sledgehammer work on an all-new story for the Call of Duty series?