New Call of Duty game simply named 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare'
- The next game in the Call of Duty franchise will be called 'Modern Warfare'
- The game will share the title of the original Call of Duty Modern Warfare released in 2007
- It's thought the game will be a 'soft-reboot' for the much-loved franchise
- Developers Activision will be going 'back to basics' after its most recent game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 became a flop
The name of this year's entry to the Call of Duty franchise will be called Call of Duty Modern Warfare.
This comes after months of private demonstrations by the developers, as well as months of speculation that the new Call of Duty would be a re-mastered version of an older title (rather than a brand new game). This will be the 6th game in the franchise.
Call of Duty 2019 is called...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
I'm not joking.— LongSensation (@LongSensationYT) 24 May 2019
Going back to basics with regards to video game names is currently on trend. When the fourth iteration of PlayStation's long-running hack 'n' slash God of War was released last year, it was named simply God of War.
In a report, gaming website Kotaku confirmed that it had heard from "multiple sources" that the game would be a 'soft-reboot' of the original series. The original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released back in 2007. A re-mastered version (with better graphics more in line with current generation consoles) was released in 2016.
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) 24 May 2019
Both critically and financially, the Modern Warfare games have done spectacularly well for themselves. And after a few lacklustre years for the shooter franchise, it's thought that leaning on the nostalgia of old characters and gameplay might give Call of Duty a much-needed shot in the arm.