Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’s campaign has been described by some of the shooter’s bigger critics as being disappointing, but more, potentially better single-player content is on the way, according to a new report from WhatIfGaming that claims Infinity Ward is developing a new campaign spin-off that will tell the origin story of Simon “Ghost” Riley, a key member of Task Force 141 who can be found on many of Modern Warfare II’s marketing materials:
A plan for an origin campaign is underway at Infinity Ward, fleshing out the story behind the masked enigma, Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley – giving some base to the characters’ more low-key, superficial appearance.
The publication goes on to point out that Brian Bloom, Head Writer at Infinity Ward, told IGN prior to the release of Modern Warfare II that the developer was open to the idea of such a campaign:
“There are others who would like to do that too […], and we think that would be really interesting. And again, that’s kind of where this interview started, that there’s something about that character that’s iconic, but the mask and some of those more superficial elements, as we’ve attempted to build them out here in our current release, where did some of those things come from? And exploring that, and looking at that would be something I think the audience would love, and we would love to get into.”
Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier claimed in October that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II would be getting a new expansion next year from Sledgehammer Games, whose most recent project was 2021’s Call of Duty: Vanguard:
Let me make this super clear:— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) November 7, 2022
– The next game, by Treyarch, is coming out in 2024
– Next year there will be a Modern Warfare II "premium" (paid) expansion by Sledgehammer
– It's supposed to have lots of content! Maybe that's why they call it a "full" release. But it's more MWII https://t.co/jXKAiMFcTf
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has already set a few notable records since its release, including crossing $1 billion in 10 days, making it one of the most successful games in the franchise’s lengthy history.
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