In 2003, Activision brought the futuristic world, outer space and war zone to life in its mesmerizing first-person shooter video game series—Call of Duty, enchanting the gamers worldwide. Initially, the series was set in the World War times. Seeing its growing popularity, the company revamped the game plot and re-released it in 2007— ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,’ undoubtedly one of the best COD games ever.
Things didn’t stop there! They went on to launch sequels, one after the other, mastering the graphics each time. The successors in the game series— ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered,’ ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ and ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.’ Users were anxiously awaiting the fourth installment, scheduled to be released this year. There hasn’t been a lot of speculation about its name, because we were expecting to be Modern Warfare 4. However, this time the makers seemed too lazy to rename it, and this year’s title will be called—‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’. Yes, they would leave it as it is.
Also, if you remember, the original Modern Warfare was called Call of Duty 4. The latest title isn’t the same as the title of the first game, but it’ bound to confuse new gamers. It seems we would never understand the weird nomenclature scheme of the makers.
Kotaku explained the reason for dropping the number. The new series will be a softer reboot of its mother series, with emotionally difficult scenes, like the massacre of civilians at a Moscow-based airport, inspired by ‘No Russian’ mission (Modern Warfare 2).
Not pleased with either the game plot or the name, fans are venting out their anger on social media. Unfazed by the commotion, the company reported the release of the next title ‘Black Ops 5’ due in 2020. They also announced a mobile version three days back named as Call of Duty Mobile, currently in the beta testing phase.
For now, they’re officially releasing the fourth installment on 30th May.