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Microsoft backtracks on possible Call of Duty tease

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There’s going to be a new Call of Duty this year because of course there’s going to be one. Activision has been steadily whipping their studios to keep their mega millions franchise alive, so it’s just a matter of time before we hear about the next instalment. That seemingly came from Microsoft yesterday – before they pulled the old one eighty again.

Late last night Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted out a picture that looked like the first teaser for this years Call of Duty reveal. The Image in question has tiny bits of Morse code behind a massive roman numeral for the number two. The decoded message read out “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm EST, May 4th 2015”, suggesting a reveal date in the near future.

How does it point to Call of Duty? Well for starters most new entries into the franchise are announced in the first week of May. Add to this the lucrative deal that Activision and Microsoft have going for each instalment, and it makes a lot of sense to have the Xbox manufacturer behind some marketing already. And let’s not forget the rumour earlier this week that suggested a return to World War II, with a sequel to Call of Duty: World at War.

Fairly quickly after the post though, Patel tweeted again to say that the image was in no way official, and that it was posted merely to “see what others think of it, not as an endorsement or tease”. It all seems rather convenient for a week rife with Call of Duty speculation, and the fact that it comes from Xbox just makes it seem like a jump of the gun rather than an outright fabrication.

Do you think Activision will risk heading back to World War II with a sequel to World at War? Or are you content with Call of Duty remaining in the near future setting like Advanced Warfare?

Last Updated: January 23, 2015

19 Comments

  1. Talk about milking Jeeezzz!!!

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  2. Pieter Kruger

    January 23, 2015 at 12:11

    Call Of Duty WAW 2 Xbox exclusive!! Meh, they can keep it!

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    • HairyEwok

      January 23, 2015 at 12:13

      You’ll see the RAGE if it ever would be a Xbone exclusive with cross platform play.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    January 23, 2015 at 12:12

    COD : Korea, because that’s the popular topic at the moment.

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    • HairyEwok

      January 23, 2015 at 12:14

      Wouldn’t it be Ukraine since MURICA! is sending troops there now.

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 23, 2015 at 12:15

        I was thinking the Korean War in the 50s. Not WW2 but still far enough back to keep with the World at War series. Only in this game there’s a clear winner. Not a DMZ zone.

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 23, 2015 at 12:32

          Or even Vietnam. That has never been properly exploited, other than that crock called “Shellshock”. Better yet, give it to Naughty Dog and get a proper SP campaign.

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        • Marc O Polo

          January 23, 2015 at 12:47

          Korean war would be a good starting point, can bring the whole cold war vibe into it also,

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  4. Quo Vadis?

    January 23, 2015 at 12:14

    CoD must return from the futuristic scene. It is getting absurd now.

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    • HairyEwok

      January 23, 2015 at 12:16

      Back to iron sights?

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 23, 2015 at 12:27

        Love my iron sights 🙂

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 23, 2015 at 12:28

        And bayonets

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  5. HairyEwok

    January 23, 2015 at 12:15

    Ever imagined a CoD without the US in the game. Like Russia against Kazakstan. Yeah like that would ever happen, MURICA! is too self centered on themself.

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  6. Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

    January 23, 2015 at 12:25

    Backtrack:

    Def – That thing that MS does.

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 23, 2015 at 12:28

      It works in their favour. Console sales are on the up tanks to the innumerable 180s they did.

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      • Jonah Cash

        January 23, 2015 at 16:42

        I am just waiting for the 180 that puts DRM back on the console… I still think that it will happen sooner or later!!

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 23, 2015 at 16:54

          People will riot, court battles will ensue and we will die from laughter

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  7. Pieter Kruger

    January 23, 2015 at 12:32

    May the 4th be with you?

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  8. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 23, 2015 at 12:41

    Maybe we should all just take a pause…

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