A recent rumor surrounding voice actor Bill Murray outing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 is "interesting, but not true", according to Infinity Ward.
Yesterday, it was reported that Murray, who voiced Captain Price in the first three Modern Warfare games, told the website This is Xbox that he was "off to meet Infinity Ward about the next game, Modern Warfare 4."
According to the site, Murray said he was "doing work on the sequel to Modern Warfare 3, it carries on and I only ever appear in the Modern Warfare games."
As you can imagine, the supposed quote — which was never verified with Activision or Infinity Ward — spread around the internet like wild fire. In response to the growing speculation, Infinity Ward posted on Twitter: "Interesting news today, but it's not true. We've not talked with any voice actors, so all news is speculation."
Infinity Ward community coordinator Candice Capen, in response to suggestions that the original site made up the conversation, defended: "I wasn't there, but I do know us nor Activision has spoken to him at all since Modern Warfare 3."
So now it all becomes a he said, she said game. Do you believe Bill Murray told the website that he was on his way to meet with with Infinity Ward regarding Modern Warfare 4? They did have a picture with him, though I do admit his quote seemed somewhat odd. Or do you believe Infinity Ward in that the "news" is nothing more than false speculation?
As I said yesterday, it's not too hard to believe that Activision and Infinity Ward are already work on next year's installment. And seeing as it's Infinity Ward's turn, I could definitely see it being a Modern Warfare sequel.
With Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 due out next month, I'm sure they'd avoid talking about next year's installment until Black Ops 2 releases — even if the rumors are true.