Rob Valdivia may have goofed. His LinkedIn profile page said he is developing photo real visual effects for the next Call of Duty. For those that don’t know, Rob Valdivia is the senior VFX artist at Sledgehammer Games. Sledgehammer Games having worked with Infinity Ward on Modern Warfare 3.
Since the information was pointed out, it has been removed from Valdivia’s profile page, but the damage has been done. People are now talking about Modern Warfare 4 possibilities again. Whether that was the intent behind the leak or if it was an honest mistake, we’ve yet to be told.
So far as I can see nothing official has come from Sledgehammer Games in response to the incident. I’ve scoured Google on the latest from Sledgehammer Games, and they appear to be letting fans speculate. It’s actually a good PR trick if true, because the fans can build up the hype while Sledgehammer has nothing official to show. Sledgehammer can come out with an official response later when they have actual footage and they’ll have a large audience tuned in to see these details. Whether or not the rumors or true? We’ll just have to wait patiently and see.