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Today more evidence of a fourth Call of Duty: Modern Warfare came to light. A new report says that Activision is already recording voiceovers for this unnamed game.

Siliconera, citing an unnamed source, says that the 2013 Call of Duty will continue the story arc of the Modern Warfare trilogy. No title was mentioned. Presumably it'll be called Modern Warfare 4, though, to cash in on the well-established brand.

The main character appears to be all-new. The character, called "Ben Burke" at the moment, is said to be nihilistic veteran in his mid-thirties. Siliconera was able to obtain portions of his script:
"Reminds you of Phuket, doesn’t it? Only this time the dust gives you cancer… OK, park yourself and get ready. When this thing kicks off, put a hole in anything that moves."

"This is Sentinel Zero One, successful crypto change on C2 net break, requesting immediate update of blue force picture and status of artillery, over. I have you broken and unreadable, I say again, requesting updates to friendly positions and status of arty support. Do you read, over?"

"We’ve got KVA on the move! They’re going to strongpoint the main gate, ETA two mikes! We’re providing support for our heavy rollers! Ready up and let’s move!"

"Goliath, this is Sentinel Zero One! We have enemy armor at the gate, hundred meters north of our position! Requesting close-air grid mark three-one-six!"

John "Soap" MacTavish from previous games will be returning as well. Apparently he and Burke will work together in a flashback set somewhere in Somalia. I wonder if it's based off that mission from Modern Warfare 3?

The first clues to Modern Warfare 4 came in late October. The voice actor for MW character Captain Price said he was working on a follow-up to MW3. However, MW developer Infinity Ward quickly denied that they had spoken with any voice actors yet.

Activision will almost certainly wait a few months before announcing the next Call of Duty. It'll be interesting to see what other evidence leaks out in the meantime, though.