Call of Duty 4 waging Modern Warfare

After a year-plus of rumors, Activision confirms the next installment in its first-person shooter series will leave WWII behind; game to be officially unveiled this Saturday during NFL Draft.

For months, rumors have raged that the Call of Duty series would follow in the footsteps of Battlefield, its biggest rival in the military shooter genre, into the modern era of warfare. Today, the franchise's publisher, Activision, made it official. Developed by COD creators Infinity Ward, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will eschew the franchise's traditional World War II setting in favor of a fictional conflict set during contemporary times.

Unfortunately, the setting is about all that's known about COD4. No details--including platforms--were revealed to the press. Instead of issuing the typical press release, Activision has decided to unveil the game via a trailer that will be shown during the NFL Draft on ESPN at (10 a.m. PDT /1 p.m. EDT) this Saturday April 28.

Although Activision is holding back on the details of COD4, its announcement was not unexpected. This month, gamers were tipped off to the unveiling of something on developer Infinity Ward's Web site. The tease came just over a year after the first rumors about a modern-day Call of Duty first surfaced in the gaming press.

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633 comments
funnysplay
funnysplay

I don't have xbox live, so only buy games for single player. Does anyone think it's worth getting just for campaign?

linkyshinks
linkyshinks

Shame the single player is so very short, still a good game thgough.

aDhAmMe13
aDhAmMe13

A DEFINATE SUCCESS THIS GAME! I specially have liked the idea about "modern warfare." Yet, I can't wait to play the real game and see what is the setting, where it is, how is it played, it is just so exciting!!!

moocow21
moocow21

This game is going to be awesome!

Hyp3rSnip3rUK
Hyp3rSnip3rUK

Why didn't they just change the title? A huge 3 part WW2 franchise and they just suddenly decide to make their forth set in the future! I mean, what the hell are they thinking? It makes no sense at all. Now lets just wait a few months or so before they make one set in the future where everything has turned icey!... hmmmm sounds familiar

PS3Compass
PS3Compass

Well I just saw the trailer for this and I think it looks a lot like a Tom Clancy game...not that there is anything wrong with that.

majormario
majormario

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS no more WW2. For me a step in the right direction

p00phead
p00phead

WHAT NO NAZIS TO SHOOT !!!!

Riddle015
Riddle015

I'm glad they're finally putting a black person in the COD games!!!! Finally!

PS3Compass
PS3Compass

About time they change the setting.

sgtmcbadass
sgtmcbadass

i loved and followd the other cod games but il miss killing nazies. im glad it isnt in the future i think blastin aliens is a lod of **** and really g@y

Meto_360
Meto_360

i'm a defintly gonna get COd4

Alkaholic
Alkaholic

I concur that someone needs to make a good vietnam game that does it some justice. Vietnam was a totally different war than WWII and modern era kinda of warfare. As far as I have seen everything has completely failed to simulate the combat and setting of vietnam.

jepps2007
jepps2007

I just wonder wether the franchise is going to change much, like, will they make it a squad vased game now or stick to shooting thousands of enemies... i hope they keep it as is.

Tyuca
Tyuca

One of the great series return to the PC, excellent!!

xcollector
xcollector

"Sometimes I wonder why World War I isn't given more attention in video games, but maybe the weapons and vehicles aren't as interesting as their WWII counterparts."( theKSMM ) Ha! If they made a WW1 game it would be a repetitive game of charge and retreat.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Sometimes I wonder why World War I isn't given more attention in video games, but maybe the weapons and vehicles aren't as interesting as their WWII counterparts.

samdonni
samdonni

well, I agree with xcollector. It has been done to death. But Modern War games are also becoming to common. And futuristic ones as well. So what are they supposed to do?

xcollector
xcollector

WW2 has been done to death. Its only reasonable to move away from it. But I have no interest in modern combat. They should have done something like Call of Duty Vietnam. This will probably be another Ghost Recon.

cypresskilla_70
cypresskilla_70

you know what it would be cool if it was the futuer but u still kill nazis and u have all the cool futuer wepons to blow them up disintegrate them i mean theres nuthin like killin nazis lol

EE2lemmonhead
EE2lemmonhead

or maybe theyll all join into one like bf2, or maybe there wont be one, like the north africans in 2142

Blueberrypie880
Blueberrypie880

it looks like the nations will be America(of course), Britain(of course), and a middle eastern country i dont know which one though. I dont dee why we would be fighting with Isreal since we are allies with them, but most other middle east countries are still up in the air.

inquisiter
inquisiter

so theres going to be no good WW2 shooters na :( just stupid amounts of modern warfare shooters

WestSideAzn
WestSideAzn

Good idea. I've been waiting for this for a long time. I'm happy with the change. I hope they do a great job of it.

runejedi
runejedi

One trailer and it rank 9 and 2 on pc wow.

Ahson_Khan
Ahson_Khan

I cant wait!! i luved both the Call of duties! and i missed the third one cause it never came on the PC! Its good to see the franchise come home! :P

GunnBjorn
GunnBjorn

Just a thought... Instead of killing Nazis we're gonna kill NeoNazis then...?

rolento88
rolento88

i guess they ran out of ideas for ww2 lol...

srpaintbstar
srpaintbstar

Well, I like the change. I don't really mind if the single player sucks or not, the multiplayer has to pwn. But as my fellow clan member/IW employee said, 'IW will not let you down'. (but they did let us down on the CoD3 part... :/ But if it does suck, MoHA will be there for back up. Along with Halo2, bioshock, etc, etc. Its going to be a great summer..

jp_sithlord
jp_sithlord

what about the civil war/revolutionary war and future wars. thats better?

sam_woo
sam_woo

so now instead of just another WWII shooter, they're making just another modern shooter...

Newjack900
Newjack900

I love the CoD franchise, and personally I was hoping they would take the next game into the Vietnam War.

Pitt_Spawn
Pitt_Spawn

HOORAY INFINITY WARD!!! Infinity Ward rocks my socks!

Zackaab
Zackaab

I agree that the modern-day shooter is a little crowded, but so was WWII. This will really determine the fate of CoD. If it fails, Activision won't be able to make another. If it's mediocre, they may make more, but I think it'll die out. If it rocks, well, they keep coming (hope and pray). Korea might be good, but Vietnam is still too recent and still too controversial (especially with a title like Call of Duty) for a successful game...It goes beyond the game itself and into politics. ...I want my CoD pure and real...

Hawk456
Hawk456

It's a solid franchise so it'll fare well. You can only make so many WWII games until you need a change of scenery. Vietnam or Korean might be a good environment for a FPS (jungle warfare a la Far Cry). Not sure about modern-day urban combat though, that genre is getting a lttle crowded.

Vihlo
Vihlo

Finally, something new, the whole WWII era was just gettin old... you can only storm the beaches of Normandy so many times.

Markner
Markner

I would rather have been in the 1940's, than modern time :(

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

I love the Call of Duty franchise and I will continue to follow it where ever it's developers take us.

Cobra5
Cobra5

The thing I want to see in a game is two industrialized, superpower nations/alliances go to war. Not like "America vs teh terrorists" over and over again, where one side has all technology and squad-based combat and the other has inferor equipment but "attack from all directions". I'd love to see fully-equipped modern soldiers go at it against eachother. That, and the whole desert town/mideast thing is getting worse then WWII in how much its being redone...

Nobana
Nobana

Any word on the nations? It seems that there is America and Britain of course, my guess on a third would be either Gemany or Israel.

bamarolltide16
bamarolltide16

Wow! AT least there not doing like all the other franchise games and sticking with one era! From what I saw from the first trailer it looks like this game is going to be pretty amazing! I just hope they stick with there usual style of squad based missions during the whole game. Thats what I like about Call Of Duty games.

Isakovic
Isakovic

Anything but UBI "Fisher Price" war games, it's time for good FPS to come out... really looking forward to it. Also, Operation Flashpoint 2 is going to be sweet, Frontlines: Fuels Of War, Rogue Warrior... etc. For those who want WW2 games, there is Fall of Liberty, MOHA: Airborne, Hour of Victory... etc.

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

wow this is going to be interesting. i just wanna know how its gonna play bc call of duty has always been in WWII settings. ah well, i personally think we got enough modern warfare franchises out anyways. ill prolly be buying about 6 this year alone. thats not even including the other games like bioshock halo 3 and mass effect. and madden

xman1971
xman1971

Sweeet........Bring it on!!(licking lips in anticipation)

StumpyTrash
StumpyTrash

That trailer is lookin sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!