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Good News May Be On The Way For PS5 And Modern Warfare Fans

According to a reputable tipster, 2019's Modern Warfare might be getting its very own next-gen console version. This would replace the current backwards-compatible version of the game that's playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X, but not optimized for them.

The news comes via Twitter user Okami, who correctly scooped the name and release window for Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War earlier this year. In a Tweet, Okami shared a photo from Redditor u/asjonesy99, which claims to be a screenshot of the Modern Warfare listing on the PS5's UI. The screenshot clearly shows both PS4 and PS5 versions of the game, which could be a tipoff of publisher Blizzard Activision's plans for the future.

If there is a PS5 version, it could be available in 120 fps. While 120 fps versions of both Modern Warfare and Warzone are available on Xbox Series X, so far that hasn't been the case with PS4 games on PS5. The PS5 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War offers both 120 fps and ray tracing, so a fully ported version of Modern Warfare would theoretically offer the same.

Like all leaks, this one should be taken with a moderate-sized grain of salt. It could be a mistaken listing, or the image could be faked. But if true, it would be a relief to Modern Warfare's devoted fanbase who might be worried their favorite game will be left in the dust.

While Black Ops – Cold War and the multiplayer battle royale Warzone are more recent releases, this news (if true) would indicate that Infinity Ward hasn't quite abandoned Modern Warfare. Recently, company VFX artist Reed S. confirmed that there will be more Modern Warfare content beyond Season 6, which dropped on Sept. 28. (But whether that's going to be Season 7 or something else is unclear.)

But if a PS5 version isn't in the cards, Modern Warfare fans most likely will have a next-gen sequel to look forward to. Another leaker recently indicated that Infinity Ward may be developing Modern Warfare 2 to release some time in 2021.

It makes sense that the game's publisher would keep pouring resources into the game. It's one of the best-selling video games of all time, raking in over $600 million in its first three days and setting the three-day sale record on PS4. The company recently reported that the third quarter of 2020 saw three times as many active users playing Modern Warfare compared with 2019. Fans are still actively engaged with the game. If this leak is true, Modern Warfare should keep them happy for quite a while.