Infinity Ward’s Studio Art Director, Joel Emslie, has cleared up speculation about a teaser video that was circulating for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, that has since been roundly debunked as fake.
It is coming to that time of the Call of Duty cycle, as fans begin to expect a teaser trailer to be dropped for the next installment of the the franchise.
With heavy speculation that Modern Warfare 4 will be next entry, some fans were quick to believe when a teaser clip, revealing a livestream 'reveal' date, and the Infinity Ward logo in the classic green font made famous in the Modern Warfare games.
The 20 second long teaser circulating on social media featured the voice of a soldier who was communicating over a static radio while a date, April 23, was displayed on screen along with the Infinity Ward Twitch channel link.
The date hinted towards a potential reveal happening on April 23, and many fans on social media took this to be an official leaked trailer, sharing it with others on platforms such as Reddit and Twitter.
There were some critics however, such as YouTuber 'Gunner 2x' who debunked the video on his channel, explaining why although this was one of the more accurate trailers he had seen as they had used what he believed to be an unreleased Infinity Ward logo, there was certain flaws leading him to believe the teaser was fake.
Infinity Ward's Studio Art Director, Joel Emslie, responded to Gunner 2x on Twitter, clarifying that the logo seen in the teaser was not the 'new' Infinity Ward logo, rather was only used for shirts at E3 2018, further confirming that the teaser was not an official Infinity Ward trailer.
Need to clarify this logo talk. Its a development logo tweak we created for last year's E3. Studio shirt. It's not our primary logo.— Joel Emslie (@ArtPeasant) April 12, 2019
Despite the clarifying that the trailer was inaccurate, Joel did not give any hints away to whether Modern Warfare 4 would be the next Call of Duty release or when an official trailer might be released to the fans.
Many still believe this to the most likely of additions to the Call of Duty franchise and they probably won't have to wait much longer to find out.