A Bold Move to Make Back to Back Reboots
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is not even out and people are already speculating over the next entry in the series. I guess that’s what can happen with a franchise of annual releases. As we all know, this year’s Call of Duty is a soft reboot of the Modern Warfare games. Now, there is a rumor that next year’s Black Ops game will reboot that storyline as well. According to Twitter user @LongSensation, Call of Duty 2020 will be called either Call of Duty: Black Ops or Call of Duty: Black Ops V. There’s a small problem with one of those titles; it already exists.
@LongSensation has made their presence by making Call of Duty videos on YouTube (although they haven’t posted in nearly a year), but more recently has been very active in the same way on Twitter. The have a pretty good track record of predicting/leaking CoD information as well. They were one of the people to first discover the name of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In fact, the messages announcing the titles of these two games are strikingly similar. When putting out the names of these reboots, they end with “I’m not joking.”
Call of Duty 2020 has been under 2 names thus far.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops V
Set during the Cold War. Spans the entire 40+ years and incs Vietnam and Korean War. Described as even more gritty and gruesome than Modern Warfare.
I’m not joking.
— LongSensation (@LongSensationYT) August 7, 2019
“I’m not joking” is a mood I’m feeling. Your ol’ pal Zane laughed and made jokes at Modern Warfare’s name when it hit the internet, but since then I’ve been all about it. It’s even the first CoD game that I’m excited for in like 8 years. If Call of Duty 2020 is in fact a Black Ops reboot, Activision may be able to turn ridicule into hype again.
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