Bear with me throughout the duration of this article. A huge disclaimer I would like to personally expose explicitly as possible is that this is technically pure rumor since there is lack of certifiable evidence to back up certain uncovered information pertaining to a possible Modern Warfare 4 or Call of Duty franchise installment. The source of all this information comes straight from an informant. Nevertheless enjoy this article and do know that Se7ensins is the first site to have information such as this on a possible Call of Duty installment after Black Ops 2.
In a nutshell, from what was seen from physical concept drawings, art, mission concepts, and the like hanging on cubicle and office walls inside Neversoft's office, Neversoft's role in whatever Call of Duty they are taking part in seems to be quite large. Do note that the following text is verbatim from our sources own "jot down explanation," of what he or she saw in Neversoft's offices:
"It's another MW game. There's something called, 'Drone Survaillance'. They're working on 'HALO' jumps (High Altitude; Low X.) There is a level under ice. There is cloaking tech. Somethin called a 'Dominator UAV'."
Although the above list may seem completely random and may encourage some profane, skeptical language to be said to ones self, it leave plenty to speculate about. Each segment of the list will be dissected briefly.
The first section of the list essentially suggests that the next Call of Duty will yet again be a Modern Warfare installment. Do note the lack of numerals in the previous sentence. The next Modern Warfare may be set inbetween Modern Warfare 1 and 2, 2 and 3, or may be a complete saga prequel or sequel. There is nothing in the Modern Warfare universe to precisely forbid any games focusing on the intermissions between the stories found in Modern Warfare 1 through 3, nor does it exclude prequels or sequels. It would seem that the next Call of Duty, however, is leaning towards a sequel to Modern Warfare 3. There is a plethora of reasons for this as supported by the following sections.
The inclusions of drones, as found in the second and last sentence of the list, seems to suggest there is a heavy influence of automata; automata that, for the most part, was in Modern Warfare 3 and 2. However Modern Warfare 3 made extensive use of unmanned drones in its storyline, more so than Modern Warfare 2. Additionally the specific name of a drone to be found in the game definitely help pinpointing possible geography that will be a theatre of war for the possible Modern Warfare installment. The "Dominator Drone," is Israeli made and sees deployment across the Middle Eastern region after it's test flights in late 2009. Technology seems to play a strong emphasis in the next possible Call of Duty as there could be a mission practically geared towards controlling a UAV Drone and keeping tabs on enemy combatants, thus the 'Drone Surveillance' listing. It may also be a killstreak similar to the Reaper although the real world Dominator is geared more so for surveillance rather than combat suiting it more for a tactical single player mission than a deadly multiplayer armament.
HALO (High Altitude-Low Opening) Jumps would be a welcome addition into a possible Modern Warfare sequel, however it isn't exactly an element new in the First Person Shooter Genre. Battlefield 3, Metal Gear Solid, and even in James Bonds movies have showcased the splendor and tactical advantages of HALO jumping. The inclusion of HALO jumping can suggest that missions may exist where the player will need to covertly go behind enemy lines, since HALO jumping has massive stealth advantages if done successfully. Whether or not this will be part of a mission, special side mission (such as Special Ops), or even as a killstreak of sorts is still missing a verdict. An AI controlled squad of HALO units would be quite the killstreak, though. HALO Jumps have been performed since the 60's, so this doesn't really help support the fact that the next possible Modern Warfare will be set after Modern Warfare 3.
"There is a level under ice," is as bland as level descriptions can go. One can only speculate that there will be a single player mission, special mission, or multiplayer map primarily based in a base under the ice; an element implemented in Modern Warfare 3's campaign and Special Operations missions. Realistically this is nothing new, but may suggest Russians will be enemies in the possible Modern Warfare installment.
At last the mention of cloaking technology may be the determining factor to accurately suggest that the possible Modern Warfare will be set after Modern Warfare 3. Cloaking technology was completely absent in the Modern Warfare saga as of now as the cloaking technology in the years of each Modern Warfare installment so far were at primitive experimental levels. Of course Modern Warfare isn't exactly the most realistic shooter out there, but it does not cross the boundary between semi-realistic into complete fantasy, nor will it anytime soon. Cloaking technology will certainly play a role in campaign missions should it be a confirmed attributive to the possible Modern Warfare and would make for a great killstreak or equipment load out.
For those who dared not to read the article as a whole, essentially the possible Modern Warfare will most likely be set after Modern Warfare 3 and will have a fervent technological focus. The enemies may be Russian once again and the setting of the game may range from Russian mountains to the Middle East, if elsewhere. There may be a map or mission under the ice and missions making use of HALO jumps and extensive drone usage may exist. Cloaking technology may debut in the possible Modern Warfare.
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