It sounds like next year’s Call of Duty game will be a follow up to 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
That’s according to insider Tom Henderson who spotted the codename ‘Project Cortez’ from the recent Nvidia Geforce Now leak as per Video Games Chronicle. Apparently, VGC’s own sources have backed up this claim and say the sequel’s campaign will see US forces fighting Colombian drug cartels. The claims were also corroborated by several other sources, including to Eurogamer.
The link between the name Project Cortez and the game’s alleged plot is that both are apparently references to 1994 Harrison Ford movie Clear and Present Danger. In that film, Ford’s Jack Ryan takes on drug lord Colonel Felix Cortez. Development on the game’s campaign will apparently be led by Infinity Ward, who were also responsible for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Of course, take all this with a pinch of salt, as Activision hasn’t commented on the reports. Nor are they likely to in the immediate future, given this year’s entry in the FPS series isn’t out the door yet. We’ll let you know if and when official word comes. Until then, Call of Duty: Vanguard is on the way from Sledgehammer Games and arrives on November 5.