Infinity Ward's communications officer Ashton Williams has been tweeting some cryptic stuff lately, all of which seem related to ghosts and stuff, which got the speculation ball rolling about a new instalment in the Call of Duty franchise.
One of the tweets shows a short gif of a skull, which led many to believe Williams is hinting at the masks worn in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Now, although not inconceivable, rehashing of Call of Duty: Ghosts seems a bit unlikely, especially considering that it was often blamed of rehashing flagship chunks from the franchise's earlier instalments.
Its storytelling didn't do it justice either, with most reviewers agreeing that it was a bit empty. It's possible that Infinity Ward plan are planning to shake things up but it's questionable whether fans would really bite, not to mention trying to talk Activision into risky moves at this point in time.
Another rumour has it that Williams has been hinting at Simon 'Ghost' Riley, who happens to use the same type of mask in his appearances in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well as in his stint as the star of Modern Warfare 2: Ghost comic books.
That, of course, would mean that Infinity Ward are gunning for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4. This rumour not only seems more likely, it seems to be the one that most fans are hoping is true,
For what it's worth, many fans seem to be excited about the prospect of a more traditional Call of Duty game, with a singleplayer campaign that would at least try to emulate the quality of old. We're talking about a time when the franchise's campaigns were a thing to behold, even to the point of stirring up some controversy along the way.
That's not to say that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has suffered much for its lack of campaign, raking in $500 million in its opening weekend. Granted, it wasn't enough to topple the franchise's record of $550 million held by Black Ops 3, but it's still up there.
You can find the tweets in question here.