Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be officially announced in June, with a subsequent reveal specific to its multiplayer element set for August, according to a new report.
A report from Exputer said that the Modern Warfare 2 reveal will come via a campaign-focused trailer. This trailer could be broadcast “at an event that E3 was intended for,” according to the report.
Another leak suggests that Activision will release the Modern Warfare 2 campaign trailer on June 2, but this is likely just the start of Activision’s marketing and promotional efforts for the game. Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest event is taking place on June 9 and the Xbox Summer Showcase is scheduled for June 12. However, it is unknown whether or not Modern Warfare 2 will appear at any of these events.
Exputer’s report also claims that Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer will be revealed in August. Whether or not there will be a linked Warzone event as part of the expected announcement is unknown. Modern Warfare 2 will also be joined by a new Warzone game this year, but what this game will be and how cosmetics from the original Warzone might carry over to the next game remains to be seen.
According to Exputer, Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer will include a new mode called DMZ which is a twist on an extraction-type experience. Meanwhile, the campaign is expected to continue the Task Force 141 story and focus on Colombian drug cartels.
Modern Warfare 2 and the new Warzone game are in development at Infinity Ward with support from the Activision studio network. Activision recently announced that they have 3,000 people working on the Call of Duty franchise right now.
The 2021 game Call of Duty: Vanguard failed to sell up to expectations, due in part to its setting, World War II, and a lack of execution by Activision.
In other news, Activision Blizzard is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $75 billion. Going forward, the Call of Duty series is expected to continue to release on PlayStation and potentially Nintendo Switch. But in a big change for the series, Activision is reportedly not releasing a new premium Call of Duty game in 2023.
All of this is happening amid reports of workplace issues at Activision Blizzard, including allegations involving CEO Bobby Kotick, who is expected to leave the company if the sale to Microsoft goes through. The company is facing multiple lawsuits and also ongoing attempts to unionize its workers.
Call of Duty: Vanguard
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