Could Call of Duty be returning to a Nintendo platform after a nearly five-year absence? Or is there another remake of a Call of Duty classic in the works? Activision hasn’t said anything about either possibility, but we may have a hint one or the other may be in the works.
Canadian developer Beenox recently dropped this intriguing tweet…
Here’s what their message says:
“To make games ever more realistic, we have had the pleasure of receiving two representatives of the Canadian Army for us to talk about their experience and their job!”
Beenox is a subsidiary of Activision, which mainly focuses on porting games to lower priority platforms. In the past they brought the Skylanders and Amazing Spider-Man games to Wii and Wii U, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III to the Xbox 360 and PS3. They also pitched in on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
It’s pretty clear what franchise this tweet hints at, given the guy wearing a Call of Duty shirt and the military presence. The fact that they mention making their games more realistic could point to Call of Duty: WWII, as realism isn’t a top concern for sci-fi games like Infinite Warfare. That said, it could also point to “near-future” Call of Duty games like Modern Warfare.
So, given the evidence, we arrive at one of two possibilities:
1) Beenox is working on another Call of Duty port. Activision has specifically said Call of Duty: WWII isn’t headed to Xbox 360 and PS3, so the Nintendo Switch is really the only “lower priority” platform they could be porting to. Given Beenox’s past experience with Nintendo, it would make sense.
2) Beenox is helping out with another remastering project, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 being the most likely candidate.
Honestly, I’m not sure what scenario is more likely, but it’s clear something Call of Duty related is happening at Beenox. I also know it would be a good idea to bring Call of Duty: WWII to the Switch, so hopefully that's what's happening.