The official Call of Duty twitter revealed that the series’ next installment, Modern Warfare 2, will be available October 28th.
New character artwork displayed series icons such as John Price, John “Soap” MacTavish, Alejandro Vargas, and fan-favorite, Simon “Ghost” Riley.
On the Port of Long Beach, a massive 90,000 square foot wrap was unveiled to kick off the announcement.
Will Modern Warfare 2 Live Up to the Hype?
2019’s Modern Warfare revitalized the long-running shooter series with its new engine and battle-royale spin-off, Warzone. This entry to the series was one of the most successful, selling over 30 million copies in its first year alone.
However, the series’ next two releases, Black Ops: Cold War and Vanguard, wouldn’t reach the same level of sales or popularity. Player count has steadily declined since the launch of these titles. Likewise, Warzone has seen decline due to unpopular integrations with these releases, leading to a significant number of bugs and balancing issues.
Reports from earlier this year suggested that Call of Duty would stray from their yearly release format, allowing for more development time in between games. However, this hasn’t been confirmed or denied by Activision.
Much is riding on the success of Modern Warfare 2 and the potential Warzone rework that will come with it. Undoubtedly, fan favor for the Modern Warfare series will lead it to becoming a massive success. But it’s staying power and ability to keep fans coming back for more will have to be seen.