Despite changing very little in gameplay and design since its shift to a modern setting back in 2007, Call of Duty series remains one of the most popular and successful in gaming. However, something clearly needs to be done to pull it out of the doldrums of staleness and it seems the answer may lie in space.
A report from serial industry source Shinobi claims that the next Call of Duty, which is being developed by Infinity Ward and is set to release later on in 2016, will have a “full on sci-fi” setting and space combat. It won’t be a sequel to Call of Duty: Ghosts.
In case you doubt Shinobi’s credibility, he correctly leaked that Black Ops 3 would feature wall-running, characters with robotic limbs and cybernatics, and would be developed for Xbox 360 and PS3. The man has a good track record.
Having said that, Infinity Ward choosing to make a big departure from Ghosts, a game many fans consider inferior to its predecessors, looks to be a smart move. Let’s just hope they jam-pack the new iteration with truly innovative design, gameplay and story elements, something the series has been lacking for years.
The next Call of Duty is expected to launch in November for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Are you looking forward to it?