Infinity Ward Developing Call Of Duty 2022 Campaign And Multiplayer Modes
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Call Of Duty 2022 will see reportedly see Infinity Ward handling development on the single-player, multiplayer and co-op modes.
Activision has held its cards close to its chest as far as next year's COD is concerned, so leaks from insiders like Tom Henderson have been the only way to theorise on the direction that the series will be taking. The publisher is continually looking to the future and how to evolve the series to edge out the competition, so while Sledgehammer Games beavers away on Slipstream, work on Call Of Duty 2022 is just beginning.
Cheating is a prevalent problem in Warzone, so it's extra satisfying when one of these rascals gets their comeuppance. Check out MarleyThirteen and his squad setting the record straight right here.
Thanks to these job opportunities at Infinity Ward (spotted by TweakTown) it looks like this studio is sticking to its guns on the game to follow Slipstream. The company is seeking a single-player gameplay designer, a level designer who specialises in single-player and co-op content and a senior artificial intelligence engineer.
Infinity Ward developed Modern Warfare 2019, which was received warmly as a soft reboot of the series. These listings have buzzwords and phrases like "highly polished cinematic experiences that impactfully draw out emotion while retaining maximum player agency," or a very long way of saying "it'll be quite like watching a movie but the player might be asked to make a choice on occasion." That's a bit like Black Ops Cold War, which Phil enjoyed hugely, so that's not necessarily a bad thing. Furthermore, those who have been turned off by Battlefield 2042's missing campaign will be able to rely on Call Of Duty to scratch that itch.
Recently, Glen Schofield gave his two cents about the perception that games in the series are a copy-and-paste job. "People nowadays [think] a Call of Duty is... you know, just put it through the grinder and another one will come out.
"They don't realise how much work goes into making a Call of Duty game. There's just a ton of research," said the former general manager of Sledgehammer Games in an interview. The sentiment surrounding the future of the first-person shooter series is that the community is itching to hop over to Battlefield 2042 when it launches in October. Issues like toxicity, hacking, broken weapons, glitches, soaking up storage on even the beefiest consoles and more have hung over Call Of Duty like a dark cloud and players are looking to leap to greener pastures.
However, these sorts of setbacks are often replicated in lots of other popular games - Call Of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War are two of the most recognisable household names, so the spotlight lands on them nine times out of ten. And, though they might deny it, players are still curious over the next Call Of Duty game, which is in the works with Sledgehammer Games. Rumours are rumbling that it's another return to World War II (codenamed "Vanguard" but likely to be officially titled "Slipstream'') and that Warzone will be receiving a themed map with historical weapons and vehicles to celebrate its eventual launch.