Modern Warfare Sequel Confirmed?
At this point, it's probably safe to assume that Twitter is the next YouTube or Facebook. It'll probably sell to Google for a hundred trillion dollars in a few months time, and everyone on the planet will be "tweeting" at each other for all eternity. Well, if we keep getting major news leaks like this, maybe we won't complain...
Some time ago, a Newsweek's video game correspondent reported that the sixth Call of Duty installment would be a direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Apparently, the word came from a "closed-door briefing." Activision never did confirm it, but we've got even more evidence now: as GameSpot noted, Infinity Ward's director of communications and community manager Robert Bowling's may have spilled the beans. If you check out his Twitter page, you will see the entry in question; it reads: "Reviewing some radio-chatter VO we just finished recording for Modern Warfare 2 today. 'Cujo Two-One this is Vulture, solid copy on all.'" Yep, that just about confirms the game in our eyes, regardless of Activision's mute denial. Look, Modern Warfare sold 7.6 million copies and generated $414 million in the U.S. alone. Obviously, it's now a recognizable - and respected - name, and it only makes sense that Infinity Ward would want to capitalize on the original's success.
We'll let you know whenever the official press release arrives, but at this point, it's probably safe to say that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is in the works.
2/6/2009 Ben Dutka