Let's hope that Infinity Ward has enough control regarding over their game that we won't see this pay-to-win scenario in Modern Warfare. It's said that the in-development Treyarch game has been listed under two titles thus far, both Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops V.
"These are the types of questions that have been asked for the last 50 years", Kurosaki interjected. "We don't maybe say those words specifically, but that's the realm that we are in". We do talk about concepts like colonialism, occupation, independence and freedom. On top of that, the mode will be completely free-to-play, which means that you won't have to own the main game to take part in the rumored game mode.
"Do we touch on topics that bear a resemblance to the geopolitics of the world we live in today?"
In "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" there will again be dedicated servers. "You could have a game set in revolutionary America talk about those exact same things". Are we telling a story that has anything to do with the specific governments of any countries that we're portraying? No. We want to present the different perspectives.
The interview concludes with Minkoff echoing a concept that Ubisoft expressed previous year: The developers want to present "different perspectives" to gamers, but doesn't want to commit to saying that any of of them is "correct". We've previously chewed over the possibilities out there which could be the next big battle royale hit, and theorized that it could come from Call of Duty.
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This is just a rumor, but it comes from a source with a solid enough track record regarding Modern Warfare leaks - YouTuber LongSensation who has some 100,000 subscribers and previously leaked the name of the next episode of Call of Duty before it was publicly known.
Reportedly, Sledgehammer and Raven had teamed up for Call of Duty 2020, with the Cold War acting as the base narrative driver for the game.