According to Call of Duty insider Tom Henderson, the next game in the franchise, which will likely be released next fall, is going to be a follow up to 2019’s Modern Warfare soft reboot. Of course, even if this is the case, we probably won’t get an official reveal until next spring or summer.
“I hate to be ‘that guy’ before BOCW has released, but it’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” said Henderson on Twitter. “Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern day setting. Modern Warfare 2 seems like the only logical next step.”
It makes sense that Activision and Infinity Ward would go back to Modern Warfare, as the 2019 reboot just became the best-selling game in Call of Duty franchise history for its first year. Additionally, the publisher revealed that microtransaction revenue for Modern Warfare and Warzone grew by four times compared to the previous year’s game.
The next installment of Call of Duty, subtitled Black Ops Cold War, is scheduled to be released on November 13, and the game’s content will be integrated into Modern Warfare’s standalone Warzone battle royale.
According to Activision’s president and chief operating officer Daniel Alegre, the content from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be added to Warzone sometime in December.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s in-game content will be centered around the same in-game system that resonated so well with players in Modern Warfare. And starting with the first season of in-game content in December, Black Ops Cold War will be integrated into Warzone. We’ll bring Black Ops Cold War’s characters and weaponry into the free-to-play experience along with substantial new content ensuring that Warzone remains both a terrific experience and a powerful on-ramp for the franchise’s premium content.”
If you’re planning on purchasing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, you’ll need to clear a ton of space to install the application, as it’ll require around 175GB of free space. Also, the PC version will require around 250GB of free space for the game’s highest recommended settings.