Modern Warfare 4 teaser site is fake

Newly launched teaser site for upcoming Call of Duty is not the real deal.

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A teaser website for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 emerged recently, featuring sights and sounds familiar to the first-person shooter series. However, this website is a believed to be a fake, a person who works with Activision but is not an official representative said last night.

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The website, www.unexpectedreveal.com, counts down to a reveal March 21. Its source code specifically mentions Modern Warfare 4, as well as developers Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Neversoft, all of which are confirmed Call of Duty developers.

However, the website features a number of red flags, the most glaring of which relates to its ownership. Major companies like Activision will typically use a third party to handle website registrations, but in this case, the site is registered to an individual using a gmail account.

This is not the first time a fake Modern Warfare 4 website has emerged. A fraudulent Modern Warfare 4 site surfaced earlier this month, promising beta access to the unannounced game.

Though the new teaser site may be fake, Modern Warfare 4 is in fact rumored to be in development. Captain Price voice actor Billy Murray reportedly confirmed the game was in development last year, with an additional report claiming Modern Warfare 4 is 2013's Call of Duty installment.

Activision confirmed last month that a new Call of Duty game will be released this year. Executives do not expect this game to be as commercially successful as immediate predecessor Black Ops II.

The Modern Warfare story arc began in 2007 with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The sequels Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 were released in 2009 and 2011, respectively.

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[CORRECTION] An earlier version of this story attributed the confirmation to an Activision representative. This person in fact is a member of an agency that works with Activision and not a an official representative for the publisher. GameSpot regrets the error.

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