The next title in the Call Of Duty series could be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. According to prominent industry leaker Tom Henderson, courtesy of a report from Dexerto, he said that “it's looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind.”
While attempting not to take focus away from the upcoming Black Ops Cold War release, Henderson further cites that the next game would take place within “a modern day setting.”
Other than the information provided in his post, there’s nothing much else. But in all honesty, a sequel to Modern Warfare - a game that would serve to continue the stories of characters such as Price, Garrick, and Farah in particular - would make sense.
Modern Warfare ended with Price assembling a team, dubbed 141, bringing together a band of classic figures from the original series to take on Russian terror threat, Victor Zakhaev.
I hate to be "that guy" before BOCW has released, but it's looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind. Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it's a modern day setting. Modern Warfare 2 seems like the only logical next step?
— Tom Henderson (@_TomHenderson_) October 29, 2020
Responses to his post vary, with some hoping for a new series altogether, including a continuation to 2013’s Call Of Duty: Ghosts. However, Henderson later speculates that the sequel may arrive in a bundle with Modern Warfare 2 Remastered.
It will be some time before an official announcement is made regarding 2021’s title, and considering the later than planned release this year of Black Ops Cold War, it’s almost inevitable that Activision will push the release window for their next title, at the very least, into the back half of 2021.
Earlier this week, a launch trailer and PC specs details were released for the forthcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. For PC users, the trailer demonstrated key features such as 4K graphics and an uncapped frame rate, and a range of customization options.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be released on November 13, 2020, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, serving as a sequel to 2010’s Black Ops.