Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 is Infinity Ward’s next game says voice actor (UPDATED!)

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will come out in just two more weeks, when it will make a bid for best-selling video game of 2012. Based on past years—Call of Duty: Black Ops became the fastest selling game of all time in March 2011—Activision’s shooter stands a good chance of unseating current 2012 title holder Madden NFL 2013 from its throne. Based on word from some Call of Duty series voice actors, though, Black Ops 2 is already old news. Infinity Ward is, unsurprisingly, hard at work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.

This Is Xbox writer Jason Andrews happened to cross paths with Bill Murray on Monday. Not he of Ghostbusters fame but the voice actor behind the Modern Warfare series character Captain Price. Murray confirmed that he’ll be meeting with Infinity Ward on Monday, November 5th to discuss the next sequel in that studio’s branch of Call of Duty.

“[On] Monday I am off to meet Infinity Ward about the next game, Modern Warfare 4, I’m doing work on the sequel to Modern Warfare 3, it carries straight on.”

Infinity Ward has been quiet in 2012, with developer Treyarch taking center stage in the lead up to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s release. Even other 2012 Call of Duty entries, like Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified and Call of Duty Online are the product of other studios working within Activision’s massive network of development resources. Nihilistic is the studio behind Declassified while Online is a collaboration between the newly opened Activision Shanghai and Raven Software. Series creator Infinity Ward has been dead silent on the other hand. Former employees and studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West made more headlines about settling their mammoth lawsuit against Activision than Infinity Ward did about developing new titles.

There were hints in May, though, that Infinity Ward was preparing to work on its next game in the series. Infinity Ward posted job listings for a Senior Technical Animator, Senior Gameplay Engineer, and a Social Network Engineer. What was particularly notable is that all of those positions were being hired to “design and implement high level network code for an exciting unannounced title for next generation consoles.” With Murray’s word that Infinity Ward is working on Modern Warfare 4 next, it looks like that will be the game to bring the series to Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 next year.

Update: In response, Infinity Ward took to Twitter to deny the rumors:

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