Call of Duty fans have been given the news they’ve been waiting for, as Modern Warfare looks set to make a return.
Developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty 2019 will also bring back a fan-favourite feature that was missing in Black Ops 4.
Activision President Rob Kostich confirmed as much in a message to investors (via CharlieIntel): “And then, if I look even further ahead to what Dennis mentioned, it’s worth mentioning again this fall’s launch, I think, is going to resonate very powerfully with our community. It is an amazing game.
“It’s going to feature an entirely new campaign, a huge and expansive multiplayer world, and of course some fun co-op gameplay.”
After confirming plans to include a single-player experience, Kostich said that the game is already creating a lot of buzz internally.
The views were echoed by CEO Bobby Kotick, who said that internal enthusiasm for the title was an all-time high.
“I will say that the team that’s building this game for us in Activision is building what they believe the best Call of Duty we’ve ever built,” the Activision CFO elaborated.
“And that team is certainly targeting growth even though we haven’t put it in our outlook in that fashion.”
Infinity Ward is the studio behind the Modern Warfare series, as well as Call of Duty Ghosts and Infinite Warfare.
Activision has seemingly ruled out the release of a Ghosts sequel, while a former developer said Infinite Warfare 2 would never happen.
This makes a Modern Warfare sequel most likely, unless Activision greenlights an entirely new series.
Unfortunately, however, it wasn’t all good news, as Activision confirmed plans to let go of nearly 800 members of staff.
This is despite having the best year in company history, according to Bobby Kotick.
“While our financial results for 2018 were the best in our history, we didn’t realize our full potential,” he said.
“To help us reach our full potential, we have made a number of important leadership changes.
“These changes should enable us to achieve the many opportunities our industry affords us, especially with our powerful owned franchises, our strong commercial capabilities, our direct digital connections to hundreds of millions of players, and our extraordinarily talented employees.”