The title was posted by Call of Duty leaker Okami on Twitter, and backed up by sources of Eurogamer. Eurogamer added that it will return to the series’ roots, but didn’t specify any specific events or locations – the real-life Cold War is regarded as having lasted from 1947-1991.
Whether this is a reboot of the sub-series, or a prequel to the Black Ops story – which has since headed into the future – is still unknown.
The reports coincide with the recent opening of Call of Duty: Warzone’s bunkers, which have also seen dataminers discovering what seems to be a model for a Cold War-era spyplane, the U-2. We’d already heard that Warzone will evolve to accommodate multiple games in the series, with Infinity Ward’s Taylor Kurosaki saying the battle royale mode “will be the through-line that connects all of the different various sub-franchises of Call of Duty.”