According to the reports that have surfaced in the recent past, Call of Duty 2022 will take the narrative of 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare forward.
To put it in simpler words, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is being rebooted by Infinity Ward. While the gaming publisher hasn’t confirmed these reports, it is very difficult not to believe in these rumors since they come from reliable sources.
One of the sources behind these reports includes Tom Henderson who had shared a fresh update on the game just a while back. The update, shared by him, comprises of both positive and negative news.
Let’s talk about the positive news first. As per Tom Henderson, the development time that Call of Duty 2022 had was much higher than the amount of time devoted to developing any other Call of Duty game. If we take this fact into consideration, then Call of Duty 2022 ought to be more refined and should be having more material than the installments that came out earlier.
Now, here’s the bad news. For a game to be extremely well-rounded, it needs to be put through several rounds of QA. Ideally, this shouldn’t be an issue for a Call of Duty game but one must remember that the QA department has witnessed several protests and walkouts in the recent past. Many experienced developers left the team owing to Activision not treating them well.
Addressing this issue, Henderson stated, “Not saying it won’t be buggy, but this will be the first Call of Duty title that has actually had a true three-year development cycle with no hiccups/change of direction.”
“So there’s a bit of hope [laughs]. Only big hurdle right now is QA, which I hope gets resolved quickly”, he further added.
For MWII? Not saying it won't be buggy, but this will be the first Call of Duty title that has actually had a true 3 year development cycle with no hiccups/change of direction. So there's a bit of hope haha. Only big hurdle rn is QA, which I hope gets resolved quickly.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) December 29, 2021
While one must not ignore the information that has come one’s way in the recent past, it is also important to be open to the idea of some of it not being true. Henderson has always been regarded as one of the reliable sources for news pertaining to Call of Duty. However, just like any other ‘insider’ in the gaming industry, there have been instances in the past wherein the news shared by him has proved to be untrue.
Activision and Infinity Ward haven’t responded to Henderson’s claims so far. In the recent past, too, they stayed mum on the many statements he made about the game.