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With the bloated, undercooked, and outdated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 still fresh in our collective consciousness, it's only fitting that a new report would out next years offering well in advance. Developed this time by Treyarch, Call of Duty 2024 will reportedly be another entry in the Black Ops series, set during the First Gulf War.

According to multiple sources, Windows Central's Jez Corden reports that Call of Duty 2024 will focus on the CIA and explore the United States's role in the often-overlooked conflict. Additionally, previous leaks indicate a return to round-based zombies modes, as well as remastered maps from previous Black Ops games. If Black Ops "6" continues previous naming conventions, we should learn more about Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War in the months to come.

For those too young to remember, in 1990, President George H.W. Bush led a coalition of 42 nations against Iraq and its leader, Saddam Hussein, in order to liberate occupied Kuwait in what was the world's first truly televised war. Images of the infamous Highway of Death characterised the conflict (which included some of the largest tank battles in history) and were plastered over the news, presaging the kind of constant coverage we get today. Retreating Iraqi forces, quitting Kuwait, would lose an estimated 1400 - 2000 vehicles and tanks to overwhelming American, British, Canadian and French air superiority in a devastating rout.

What do you think of the next Call of Duty setting? Are you excited to see a return to the Black Ops series, or is franchise fatigue finally beginning to set in? Let us know in the comments section below.