We have here a rumour regarding Sledgehammer’s upcoming Call of Duty game that you should all take with a massive pinch of salt, but it’s worth taking note of. According to a tip sent to OnlySP back in December, which they have only now decided to talk about, Sledgehammer’s CoD title this year will be a fourth installment in the Modern Warfare series.
According to this tip, the game will take place in 2018, set after Modern Warfare 3, and will feature Captain Price and Nikolai as its two main characters, taking them back to the SAS. The game will be set across Europe and Asia, the SAS will have a major role in the game’s campaign, and Nikolai will probably also be a playable character.
However, what the tipster says next is where people will get a little (read: very) skeptical. According to the tip, Modern Warfare 4 will feature the Shadow Company as its main antagonists- the company led by General Shepherd in MW2. What’s the confusing part, though, is that Commander Shepherd, according to this tipster, is still alive. He gets stabbed through the eye at the end of MW2, but according to this tip, Shepherd has survived, and the main objective of the SAS in the game will not be to fight in another World War, but to hunt down General Shepherd.
According to the tip, there will also be stealth mission taking place in Amsterdam and Shanghai, but other than this, there are no other details on these missions to go on.
Again, while it seems likely that the game Sledgehammer are working on is Modern Warfare 4, it seems a little unlikely that the game’s story will play out like the tipster here says it will, so again, take this with a pinch of salt. Earlier it was confirmed that Sledgehammer games will be giving next gen consoles full priority.
Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated.