Brace yourselves: Modern Warfare 4 is coming. I know, you’re shocked. The news reportedly comes straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, where the “horse” in this equation is Bill Murray, the voice of Captain Price.
Jason Andrews, a writer with thisisxbox.com, claims he was seated next to the actor when returning from a recent holiday in Turkey, no less. And before you start accusing him of hassling a guy when he’s on vacation, Andrews promises that Murray volunteered the information.
Yeah, on Monday I am off to meet Infinity Ward about the next game, Modern Warfare 4, I’m doing work on the sequel to Modern Warfare 3, it carries straight on and I only ever appear in the Modern Warfare games…
Once he picked his jaw up off the ground, Andrews “tried to look casual”, confirmed that Infinity Ward is indeed developing the inevitable sequel, and then wriggled impatiently for a four-hour flight and nine-hour coach trip before being able to get online and post the news. He also took a happy snap with the actor, to help validate his story.
Interesting news today, but it’s not true. We’ve not talked with any voice actors, so all news is speculation.
Murray is best known for roles in UK TV shows The Bill and EastEnders, and claims that “not many” people recognise him in person for his part in the Activision FPS blockbuster. Andrews, however, is a “massive, MASSIVE fan” of the Modern Warfare series, so the voice was instantly familiar.
Unsurprisingly, parent company Activision is remaining super tight-lipped on the topic (preferring to keep the spotlight firmly on Black Ops II, which launches next month). That said, gamers around the world are salivating in delight.
If this is true, the new Call of Duty is not the surprise here, the seemingly inevitable FPS release marking the years as surely as any calendar. What is interesting is the fact that a game is in the works from Infinity Ward and it will continue the Modern Warfare storyline.
We don’t outright know that this will be the next game in the Call of Duty franchise, and we certainly don’t know that it’ll be out next year. However, Murray seems a trustworthy enough source, so it’s fair to assume that we’ll hear something from Activision about Modern Warfare 4, even if it’s not until 2013.