If a British tabloid is to be believed, Call of Duty may revisit the Modern Warfare and Black Ops franchises in the next couple of years.
According to a survey Activision has been emailing players, the publisher is considering forgoing new IP's completely and focusing solely on Modern Warfare, Black Ops, and surprisingly, WWII.
The supposed survey asks players on their views about the three series and nothing else -- there is no mention of Ghosts, Advanced Warfare, or Infinity Warfare.
Given Call of Duty is currently produced by three different studios on a three-year production cycle, this may indicate next year's 2018 will be Treyarch’s return to Black Ops, while 2019 will see Infinity Ward touch back on Modern Warfare.
Interestingly, one question asked which historical period would gamers ideally like the next title to be set, with answers including Vietnam, the Cold War, and World Wars I and II (including WWII's European or Pacific Theatres). If true, this could indicate Sledgehammer's 2020 entry would just be historical instead of modern, set before the age of P90s and F-35s.
Take all of this with a grain a salt, as British tabloids are not renown for their reliability. We reached to Activision for comment and will update this story when we have more about it.