Infinity Ward Job Posting Suggests Call of Duty 2019 Will Have a Single-Player Campaign

Infinity Ward Job Posting Suggests Call of Duty 2019 Will Have a Single-Player Campaign

More war stories incoming?

A job listing for a "narrative scripter" on Infinity Ward's official webpage indicates the next Call of Duty game might have a campaign. If that's the case, the new title won't chuck its narrative in the same manner as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

The contract job description calls for someone with "a cinematic ear for dialogue pacing," "A strong desire to bring life to game characters through naturalistic and cinematic implementation of vocal performance," and "A strong interest and passion for First Person Shooter (FPS) games." The description also makes mention of working with directors and voice actors to "implement voice-over performances in-game across a wide variety of player experiences—from combat to set-pieces."

I'm going to apply for this and pitch my idea about Call of Duty starring ponies and pixies.

Activision hasn't unveiled anything about Call of Duty 2019 yet. But given Infinity Ward's deep involvement with the military shooter series and the nature of the job listing, it's (probably) safe to assume the next Call of Duty will have a story-based campaign. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is nixing a traditional campaign in favor of story elements woven into the game's multiplayer modes (Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!).

We'll report whatever news Activision dishes out about Call of Duty 2019, of course. In the meantime, our guide to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 tells you everything you need to know about its upcoming October release.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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