Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was a bit of a revolution for the series and Activision are now trying to capitalise on it again. They now have Infinity Ward soft-rebooting the sub-series and calling it Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Activision seems to have driven their studios into creative bankruptcy with the entire annual release idea since Infinity Ward couldn't even come up with a better name for the new Call of Duty. It will simply take the name of the successful title from 2007.
It has been 12 years since that glorious release and a lot has happened during that period. The key people from Infinity Ward actually left the studio and are now part of EA's flock, under the name of Respawn Entertainment. If you weren't aware of it before, now you know why Titanfall series and Apex Legends' gameplay has that Call of Duty vibe.
Anyway, Bobby Kotick's microtransaction driver for 2019 will be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, dropping just the number four from the original title. At least we will be able to differentiate them but those who don't remember the original game may find the two a bit confusing.
Just in case you thought the linked tweet above was a joke, several outlets and more influencers have confirmed that name already.
According to Kotaku, the game will be released during Fall 2019 so the first trailers should drop during E3 2019 but it is possible we will get some teasers in the weeks leading up to the event.
It seems like we will see the campaign integrated back into the series after Black Ops 4 dropped the single-player component.
Once again, the developers will focus on brutal and emotional moments that Modern Warfare was known for but it remains to be seen how well they can deliver without the actual Infinity Ward. It is hard to forget things like the first-person view of the nuclear detonation or Zakhaev's execution of SAS soldiers before Soap shot him up.