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Let us take a moment to talk about the rumours that have surfaced regarding one of our all time favourite video game franchises, Call of Duty…


Since leaving behind the World War storylines, the epically successful Call of Duty franchise has seen its last few games push the timeline even further. In the last few years the annualised franchise installments have explored the near future, sci-fi heavy settings and stories.


The last three games in particular, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have pushed further and further into the future, embracing advanced, fictional weapons and exoskeletons, to playable robotic characters and cybernetic enhancements.


This is why we are not surprised that leaked information has come to light that this year’s Call of Duty is set entirely in space. (We are already imagining how mind-blowing online TDM gameplay is going to be.)


Seemingly every year Activision’s marketing plans for Call of Duty are spoiled by leaks about their next game, its characters, features, and settings, and 2016 is no different. Eurogamer has the scoop on the next shooter from developer Infinity Ward and claim from their sources that their next game is thankfully not a followup to the disappointing Ghosts – a game that had a negative impact on franchise sales numbers. Instead, Infinity Ward is again attempting to launch another Call of Duty series with a new gimmick: far future, space combat.


The news first came from trusted NeoGAF user Shinobi who’s information that the new COD will be “Full on sci-fi,” “very far future,” and focus on “space combat” was corroborated by Eurogamer’s inside sources. Very little details have been shared so far other than the game will be based around different factions at war in the “far flung future.”


Interestingly enough, this is an idea already experimented with by Infinity Ward who in Ghosts featured zero gravity space shooter gameplay in missions revolving the Orbital Defense Initiative (ODIN) – a space station featured heavily in the COD: Ghosts story (Pictured up top).


No date or title has been announced from Activision but expect Infinity Ward’s newest Call of Duty to release in the first week of November. Since Activision is skipping having a booth on the E3 show floor at the Los Angeles trade show this June, we expect the unveiling to take place during Sony’s press conference.


Source: Eurogamer