Infinity Ward has made a job posting hinting that they’re working on a next-gen Call of Duty game.
The Activision owned studio recently made a job posting on LinkedIn that is hinting that Infinity Ward’s next Call of Duty game will also be made for next-gen platforms. The job description stated the following:
Come work with the game industry’s brightest on an exciting, unannounced next gen title.
This “next-gen title” is obviously Call of Duty 2019 as Infinity Ward is a one of the three main Call of Duty developers, plus the listing states that applicants “must have a strong interest and passion for First Person Shooter (FPS) games.”
Activision has the three studios in a three-year development cycle which goes Infinity Ward – Sledgehammer Games – Treyarch.
Last year Sledgehammer Games released Call of Duty: WWII and next week we’re getting Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, so Infinity Ward is obviously up next.
What’s interesting is that it seems like similar to what they did with Call of Duty: Ghosts, Infinity Ward will be the first of the three developers to make a cross-gen game.
Infinity Ward is expected to go back to their signature “Modern Warfare” sub-series for Call of Duty 2019, mostly likely titled Modern Warfare 4 as their previous efforts with Ghosts and Infinite Warfare didn’t fare so well with fans. The game is also expected to be boots-on-the-ground, i.e no jetpacks.
Other developers too have been active at hiring developers for their upcoming next-gen projects, just last week ex-Tomb Raider developers Crystal Dynamics put up a job listing for developers with “next-gen” experience. Guerrilla Games also recently snatched up some notable multiplayer talent for what seems to be a next-gen Killzone title.
Since we know their game is due in late 2019, does that mean that Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Scarlett will come out next year? Call of Duty 2019 will most likely be announced next year in May if previous trends are to be believed, expect to find out more in the following months.
What do you think? Is “next-gen” upon us already? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.