The developer posted the game’s logo on its Twitter page, alongside just the hashtag #ModernWarfare2.
Activision had previously confirmed that the next game would be the sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare, but this is the first time Modern Warfare 2 has been officially confirmed as the title.
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Last week, the Activision studio ‘went dark’ on social media, changing its profile pics and header images to what initially appears to be complete darkness.
However, when enhanced, the images revealed what appears to be the silhouette of the fan favourite character Ghost, who first appeared in the original 2009 Modern Warfare 2.
As first reported by VGC back in September last year, Modern Warfare 2’s campaign will be centred around the drug war against Columbian cartels.
Sources said the single-player story is “a grittier take on Modern Warfare 2019’s campaign”, with more close-quarters combat, tricky decision making, and the classic Call of Duty set-piece moments fans have come to expect.
We also previously reported that Modern Warfare 2 will release alongside a brand new map for Warzone, the third such all-new arena to be launched for the battle royale spin-off.
Activision officially confirmed earlier this week that the new Call of Duty: Warzone is in development and will be revealed later this year.
The announcement was made as part of Activision Blizzard’s Q1 2022 financial results, where it was claimed that the new Warzone will be built from scratch alongside the new Modern Warfare.
“The Call of Duty teams delivered substantial gameplay improvements for Vanguard and Warzone in the first quarter,” Activision’s statement read. “Development on this year’s premium and Warzone experiences, led by Infinity Ward, is proceeding very well.
“This year’s Call of Duty is a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare, the most successful Call of Duty title to date, and will be the most advanced experience in franchise history.”
If Ghost is indeed in the next game, as teased by Infinity Ward last week, he may not be voiced by the same actor as in the previous game.
Jeff Leach voiced Ghost in 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but Activision has stated that he is no longer involved with the series after a series of misogynist comments recently resurfaced online.