In an interview with OXM, Infinity Ward community manager Tina Palacios said the studio has no plans for a Modern Warfare sequel and that series storyline ended with the creation of the ghost character.
“With the storyline, we knew that we wanted to end the Modern Warfare franchise, and we wanted to go in a new direction,” Palacios said.
Palacios said Call of Duty: Ghosts is the only thing on Infinity Ward’s radar at the moment, which was inspired about the ghost character looked in Modern Warfare 2.
“It made sense for these soldiers we have in Ghosts who want to hide their identities would have the same masks and face paint. I think it would be safe for me to say that just knowing the characters from our previous games didn’t have a backstory, that’s what really pushed us forward. We thought we needed to really establish that,” Palacios said.
Infinity Ward’s statements about focusing on Call of Duty: Ghosts haven’t quelled the rumors about Modern Warfare 4 potentially being developed.
In July, VG 24/7 reported a Sledgehammer employee listed “the next Call of Duty – Modern Warfare” on his resume.
What’s not rumor is that Call of Duty: Ghosts hits shelves worldwide for the PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PC on Nov. 5. The title will release for the Xbox One when it launches on Nov. 22 and the PS4 when it launches in North America on Nov. 15 and in Europe on Nov. 29.