While we’re just a couple of days into 2019 and months away from finding out more about the next Call of Duty title, that hasn’t stopped fans from trying to figure out what the next game actually is.
It’s common knowledge by this point that Call of Duty games rotate between developers each year, which means that it’s Infinity Ward’s turn to make the next game following Sledgehammer Games’ WWII in 2017 and Treyarch’s Black Ops 4 in 2018.
With that in mind, the latest rumors swirling around the internet have centered on Tweets put out by Infinity Ward’s Communications Manager, Ashton Williams.
Over the last few weeks, she has been posting ghost related GIFs on her personal Twitter, leading many to assume that this meant the next Call of Duty game would be a sequel to 2013’s Ghosts.
— Ashton Williams (@ashtonisVULCAN) January 2, 2019
Despite the parallels that people have drawn between Williams' Tweets and the next Call of Duty game, though, they appear to be completely unfounded.
Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, who has made a name for himself in the industry by breaking news on upcoming titles, has shut down those rumors definitively.
Responding to a thread on ResetEra, Schreier says quite plainly “It ain’t Ghosts 2!”
This appears to line up with what has been previously reported by charlieINTEL, as the 2019 Call of Duty title looks to be a new entry to the Modern Warfare series.
Given that definitive information on upcoming Call of Duty titles usually doesn’t come out until around March or April, it looks like there’s still a couple months of speculation left before we find out anything concrete.