Infinity Ward has finally unveiled the first official logo for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.
Continuing the odd naming convention inheriting previous wholesale releases, Infinity Ward has confirmed it’s working on a sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot (not a remake of 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2).
We’ve got the logo – which you can see below – but otherwise we have precious little information about the game, what modes it will feature, what it will look like, or how it will play.
Ahead of this formal reveal, we, Activision Blizzard, state that the sequel to the Modern Warfare reboot is “the most progressive experience in franchise history” and state that the game’s release (presumably around the 2022 holidays) will be tied to a Warzone “Experience” will be built “from the ground up alongside the premium game,” including “breakthrough innovations.” It’s all nice and vague so far.
This game could also mark the end of Call of Duty’s annual release – something we’ve seen on a few occasions since 2005. A number of “senior personnel” at Activision are considering changing the release cadence of the Call of Duty series and considering moving away from the game’s current setup as an annual franchise. This would give studios tied to the series – Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch, and Raven – some breathing room and longer development cycles.
This follows Activision Blizzard’s announcement that its shareholders have approved Microsoft’s offer to acquire the company.
Maybe a new, sophisticated CoD game can reverse the publisher’s fate a bit; We recently heard that Blizzard’s first-quarter financial results were lower year-over-year, “primarily reflecting the timing of the product cycle for the Warcraft franchise.” Perhaps the ever-popular CoD launch can save face on Activision’s side, especially as the very public discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the company is still ongoing.
https://www.vg247.com/modern-warfare-2-2022-infinity-ward Infinity Ward confirms what everyone knew: this year’s Call of Duty is Modern Warfare 2