Call of Duty’s 2022 title, reportedly known internally as Project Cortez, is expected to be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare according to new reports from leakers.
Individuals on Reddit and Medium blog noticed a back-end server opening into NVIDIA’s GeForce technology site that allowed users to see hundreds of games that are tested out on their servers.
The list included many already announced and revealed games, but also included a variety of unannounced games. Many of the unannounced games were listed as just the internal developer name rather than an official name.
The full list from the NVIDIA leak is available here. NVIDIA confirmed in a follow-up statement that the leaked games were real but stated some were not official game names.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sequel in 2022?
One of the games on the NVIDIA list is listed as “Project Cortez.” This project is listed as an Activision Blizzard published game with the developer: Infinity Ward.
Project Cortez is most likely the codename for the spiritual successor to 2019’s hugely successful Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from Infinity Ward.
Since the NVIDIA leak has happened, new details on the potential story plot for Call of Duty 2022 have been shared by VGC.
VGC sources claim that “Modern Warfare’s sequel will include a campaign involving US special forces fighting a covert war against Columbian drug cartels.”
The information on the 2022 game being a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019 is also backed up by Tom Henderson, who has shared some accurate Call of Duty leaks in the past.
This information also lines up with what Charlie INTEL has heard about the 2022 game.
The “Cortez” code name has not been used for previous Call of Duty games. Warzone’s code name was Magma, as evident by file names on the Call of Duty site, and Black Ops Cold War’s was Zeus.
Infinity Ward, to no surprise, is most likely the developer of Call of Duty 2022.
Activision has not commented on Infinity Ward’s next project and won’t until mid-2022, at the earliest. We’ll keep you updated with any further developments on the potential sequel.
Also, do check out all the latest news and guides concerning the next CoD title in the franchise – Call of Duty: Vanguard.
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Two Infinity Ward campaign directors depart studio after 7 years
Infinity Ward’s two lead campaign narrative directors, Taylor Kurosaki and Jacob Minkoff, have announced they have left Infinity Ward.
Kurosaki and Minkoff joined Infinity Ward back in August 2014 from Naughty Dog, where the pair were key leads in some of Naughty Dog’s biggest games. Both are credited for working on the Uncharted series for PlayStation, included Uncharted 4.
In a tweet posted on May 27, Kurosaki announced that him and Minkoff have left Infinity Ward “earlier this year.” It’s not clear the exact date for when the pair left the studio.
He says in the tweet that they both got a “rare and exciting new opportunity” to pursue but did not state what their new adventure would be.
Kurosaki and Minkoff were the two key individuals behind the story of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. During our visit to Infinity Ward in 2019, the pair were the first to introduce their vision for bringing a grounded, real story for Modern Warfare.
Infinite Warfare’s campaign was well received as one of the best campaigns in the Call of Duty franchise, and Modern Warfare’s story was also highly appreciated.
Modern Warfare has went on to become one of the best selling Call of Duty games of all time.
What this means for the studio remains to be seen. Infinity Ward is probably well into the development of their next Call of Duty title, which will most likely release in Fall 2022.
Infinity Ward has not commented on who will be taking over the narrative direction of the studio going forward.
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