Activision has basically confirmed that this year’s Call of Duty game is definitely Modern Warfare III. The publisher was going about its typical DMCA takedown spurts online as it tried to remove leaks and information on Twitter. However, instead of removing the content, it accidentally announced the game instead.
Over the past few days, screenshots from Call of Duty 2023, now known as Modern Warfare III, popped up online. The leaks came from internal tests for the game which have been run over the week. The internal tests confirmed that this year’s Call of Duty is in fact a follow-up to last year’s Modern Warfare II which was originally planned as a large expansion for the game.
During the DMCA takedown, Activision locked a Twitter account named BobNetworkUK. The account claims that the email they received from Twitter clearly states the violation was due to sharing content from the unreleased video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.
Another user on Twitter also shared their notice in which Activision listed the original work was from a URL – www.callofduty.com/mw3. Of course, visiting that URL takes you to the old Modern Warfare 3 webpage for the PS3 release of the game.
So while Activision has yet to officially announce Modern Warfare III. This takedown has confirmed it. We now just need to wait for the publisher to officially lift the lid off the game. At the moment, there’s no announcement in sight. However, we usually get a new COD reveal in late July/early August.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III was originally planned as an expansion to last year’s Modern Warfare II game. Earlier this year, reports claimed that the expansion grew too big and Sledgehammer Games decided to spin it into a separate release.