Following months of rumours surrounding the next instalment in the Call of Duty franchise, there's finally been some clarification on what the game is going to be called. The next installment to the series is rumored to be the fourth "Modern Warfare" title, and is named "Modern Warfare".
A return to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare universe was first leaked over a year ago now, and many leaks pointed toward the game definitively being called "Modern Warfare 4", so it's unusual to see this confusing twist on the name. That would put this alongside games like God of War, Hitman, Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefield 1, Doom, Mortal Kombat and plenty more where it was felt better to restart the series naming despite them being sequels.
"No Russian" was a mission from Modern Warfare 2, in which the player controls undercover Central Intelligence Agency agent, Joseph Allen, who participates in the mass shooting of civilians at an airport, in an effort to cement his place in a Russian terrorist group.
The mission received considerable attention and controversy when the game released, with many criticizing the brutality as unnecessary and abhorrent. That could have been confusing because the full title for the original game was Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (back in the olden times when the entire CoD series was numbered rather than its individual subseries). Others are totally ambivalent to the news.
Many Call of Duty fans are eager for Activision to reveal some official information about the upcoming game. There would be no teasers for the upcoming game, it would just be a straight up reveal.
The new Call of Duty release is expected to be joined by a Modern Warfare 2 remaster.