According to the UK edition of Official Playstation Magazine, the next Call of Duty game, “Modern Warfare 3”, will actually be a MW prequel to the series revolving around supporting character Ghost. Fans of the series have been clamoring for more of Ghost since MW2, and rumors of a spin-off or prequel starring Ghost began circulating since January. In their rumors section, OPMUK mentions “insider whispers” alleging that; “Infinity Ward’s next Modern Warfare title will be a prequel, with Ghost in the lead role.”
In an earlier article, OPMUK indicated that, with Infinity Ward and the Modern Warfare franchise tied up in the massive legal between the Activision and the series’ creators Jason West and Vince Zampella, the prequel may be a graceful way to appease fans while putting off the development of a game that could cause problems for the company down the road. The problem is, the character Ghost is part of the MW franchise, so maybe that logic is a little flawed? Regardless of the legal implications, a prequel based on a fan-favorite character seems like a home run. Expect this rumor to be confirmed or corrected at E3 in May.
Regardless of whether it’s a prequel, a sequel, a side-story or something completely different, the next Call of Duty will almost certainly be released in early November.