The popular first person shooter franchise, Call of Duty, published by Activision will be taking the game outside Earth this year. Since the last few days, rumors about the next entry in the franchise, which was being estimated to be a sequel to 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts spread across social media. It has now become quite clear as Shinobi, a serial industry source, has confirmed that the next entry in the series, which is expected this year, would be entirely set in space. This information tallies with the reports that Eurogamer came across independently.
This Call of Duty game (we don’t know it’s name for sure yet) will offer space combat and will expand on the experience offered by Ghosts in 2013. It will feature a new setting, and will have combat between warring factions in the distant future.
Previous entries such as Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3 had been set into the near-future, but this time it will be firmly placed in the distant future, in a sci-fi territory. The game is under development by Infinity Ward and is not a direct sequel of its previous similar Call of Duty entry, Ghosts, which received a mixed response.
All that said, we are expecting a descendant of Colin the dog!
This game is expected to launch this November for PC, and eighth generation consoles such as PS4 and Xbox One and compete against EA’s First Person Shooter Battlefield 5, which is also set to release later this year.
When contacted by Eurogamer, Activision declined to comment on the story. Activision won’t have a booth of their own at E3 2016 in June, but the company has partnered with Sony to showcase the new game at the event.
Stay tuned for more information on this topic!