Two years ago back in 2014, Sledgehammer Games re-entered into the Call of Duty merry-go-round with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, their first Call of Duty game since Modern Warfare 3 back in 2011. Now, rumors and speculation have started to spring up that Call of Duty Advanced Warfare 2 might be next on their list.
The original Advanced Warfare game seemed to both wrap up its story nicely and leave plenty of room open for another game to come out: Johnathon Irons (played by Kevin Spacey), the CEO and founder of the private military company Atlas, was killed after attempting to release a bioweapon on the world in order to bring permanent order.
However, while Irons was killed, Atlas is still around, and the company is far from dismantled, since it would just elect a new CEO to lead the company. With Atlas being one of the largest armed forces in the world, there’s plenty more room for a sequel.
Considering how popular Advanced Warfare was, especially over Call of Duty: Ghosts (which got a rather divisive response across the board), it seems like the most likely example of one of the currently running Call of Duty series to get a sequel, and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare 2 would likely not go to space.
Call of Duty: Ghosts, however, left plenty of room for a sequel regarding its cliffhanger ending (with the player character being held captive by the antagonist faction in the Venezuelan jungle to be tortured and brainwashed), but with Infinity Ward recently releasing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, that’s likely not going to have a chance of happening until Infinity Ward’s next go-around.
However, considering Infinite Warfare’s rather polarizing reception among many, mainly based on the setting (people are getting tired of the series getting further and further into the future), Advanced Warfare may also be permanently stuck on a cliffhanger.
Either way, we’ll just have to see how it works out before Sledgehammer announces its next Call of Duty game sometime early next year. Whether it’ll be Call of Duty Advanced Warfare 2 or not, we can’t say.