No, we are not talking about the 2009 Call of Duty game (it’s somewhat ridiculous that we have to distinguish the titles due to having the same name…) but the unannounced 2022 instalment!
There are several constants in the world, such as death, taxes, and an annual Call of Duty, as this series is Activision Blizzard’s cash cow. VGC reported about (and confirmed) what a leaker wrote about next year’s Call of Duty on Twitter. The campaign mode will be “gritty and unrelenting.” There will be “no winners in this story” surrounding the War on Drugs. There will also be a Moral Compass system, similar to Red Dead Redemption 2’s honour system, as certain decisions will affect critical moments within the campaign.
There will be high levels of realism specific to the campaign mode, including realistic gore (depending on the calibre of the bullet, combatants may lose limbs but stay conscious, squirm and scream), death animations (the combatants may beg for mercy, insult the player, call out for their mother, and experience convulsions or hallucinate), and visible reactions to high-intensity moments. Our character will struggle to insert magazines, and the voice will quiver during call-outs during ambush sequences. There will also be weapon jamming animations. Our guns may jam, forcing them to expend a wasted bullet that can be retrieved later.
The leaker also mentioned that the Spec Ops game mode could be replaced by something similar to Hideo Kojima’s now unavailable P.T. According to Tom Henderson, this idea could be limited to just one mission or game mechanic in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, which is highly likely to be released in the fall of 2022 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC (we don’t see any chance of a PlayStation 4/Xbox One port).
All this is not official!
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