For a brief time, some users reported seeing a low resolution preview of the upcoming trailer on YouTube. The thumbnail image for the video displayed both the name of the upcoming title and what we presume will be the box art, along with an October release. Oops!
In addition to all that, users were able to see some brief footage (also low-res) by hovering over the video. Activision has since removed the YouTube clip, but not before the Internet community at large could make some backups of the teaser, as shown in the embedded Twitter post above.
Other details will have to wait until later today. That said, Modern Warfare is set to be the 16th installment in the Call of Duty series, and the fourth main entry in the Modern Warfare world. Casual observers may find the naming scheme confusing, but here is a list in chronological order:
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (released in 2008)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (released in 2009)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (released on 2011)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (will release in 2019)
Beyond that, we will have to wait for today's reveal to learn details about the game's setting, plot, and more.