Call of Duty 2019 is More Ambitious Than Fans Expect
This year’s entry into the Call of Duty franchise will be developed by Infinity Ward. While leaks and popular rumors suggest that the game will be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, Infinity Ward has made comments that suggest fans won’t know everything.
That comes from Taylor Kurosaki, who is the narrative director on the new Call of Duty. Asked by a fan if Call of Duty 2019 is the “most ambitious game” that Kurosaki has ever worked on, the developer replied with “definitely.” Kurosaki has been at Infinity Ward for nearly five years and will have worked on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which released in 2016.
Before that, Kurosaki was at Naughty Dog for 10 years during the time it created the first three Uncharted games and the critically acclaimed The Last of Us. So, it’s a pretty big claim if the new Call of Duty is more ambitious than all of these titles.
While Kurosaki’s comment is vague, it will be positively received by fans. It follows other rumors that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 may be ditching some major game modes. One leak suggested that the game will be ditching the Blackout battle royale mode that was first added in 2018’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Another leak suggested that the next Call of Duty wouldn’t have a Zombies mode, something that many fans weren’t happy about.
However, if these leaks are true, but the game is still ambitious, it could mean that Infinity Ward is preparing to pull out all of the stops to make up for the lack of game modes. There had also been rumors that the developer would bring back the Survival mode that it created for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The team could potentially add so much to that mode that fans wouldn’t mind zombies won’t be shuffling towards them.
Whether it ends up being Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 or something else, fans have high hopes for Call of Duty 2019. After all, Infinity Ward is responsible for some of the series’ most famous narrative moments. The new game also follows the divisive decision to drop the single player campaign from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. If it is as ambitious as Kurosaki says, then it could help to get longstanding Call of Duty fans back on board, and win new ones as well.