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This year’s Call of Duty could be set in space

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The perpetually popular Call of Duty now has a three-year development cycle, with duties being tagged in between Treyarch, Sledgehammer and Infinity Ward. This year, if you’re interested, will see the release of Infinity Ward’s first Call of Duty to be given the full three-year cycle.

Their last game, Call of Duty: Ghost, was (in my personal, unfounded opinion) the worst Call of Duty game in ages – and not even a likeable, digitally created dog could save it from being a middling entry. If you’ll recall, it started off in space – and that may have been a portent of things to come.

According to the internet, this year’s Call of Duty will be set in space. In a thread about the possibility of backwards compatible versions Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 being given to Xbox One owners as a pre-order incentive for the new game, serial industry leaker shinobi602 suggested that this year’s Call of Duty would be set in the very far future, and have a full on sci-fi bent – which makes Call of Duty sound a little more like Halo.

This on its own wouldn’t mean much, but it aligns with reports that Eurogamer has heard from its own sources.

For a long time, I’ve hoped that Call of Duty would return to its roots and tackle some of the lesser-known historical conflicts, but I don’t think it would really resonate with the game’s current fans. Call of Duty’s explosive popularity really began with Modern Warfare, and since then it’s largely taken on a futuristic tone, with each game employing more and more experimental future military technology.

I don’t think the game’s current multiplayer-centric audience would appreciate their double-jumps, 360 degree no-scope sniper shots, boosting and exosuits going away. Setting the game in space does however, clash a little with Activision’s other big space shooter, Destiny.

Last Updated: March 29, 2016


  1. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    March 29, 2016 at 13:36

    HAHAHAHA!!!! I came here for the header, well done Geoff, bloody well done…


  2. Hammersteyn

    March 29, 2016 at 13:49

    • miaau

      March 29, 2016 at 13:54

      why not? Sci-Fi setting been done in shooters recently, Like Destiny and stuff?

      What if they made it a game where you could fly a spaceship, upgrade it and stuff. Have space battles, then fly to a planet and attack on foot, with air strikes that can called on from drones you have on your ship.

      Oh, and add some trading as well, commodities, weapons, that sort of thing. Yeah.

      I like that.


      • Hammersteyn

        March 29, 2016 at 13:59

        I’d love that, but you’d never see it in a COD game.


        • miaau

          March 29, 2016 at 14:08

          I played COD Black Ops 2 for a while, SP, was sort of fun, very edgy and fast paced. Ultimately not my cup of tea.

          Best game ever:

          Teenage years, I was at a friends house. He had just gotten the first Xcom game. He struggled with the missions a bit, so I helped him out. So literally, I was on the couch reading a book (Heretics of Dune, I believe). He would call me, I would come for a mission. Just before I started he would brief me, such and such area, that type of alien if he knew. Best bit was: “I have a suprise for you, look at the guns”. Laser rifles on two of the troops!

          Yeah, awesome game. For me, just strategy, for him, base building, tech research and the rest. We spent two days on that, before I even looked properly at the rest of the game.

          Ah yes, now that was awesome.


      • HairyEwok

        March 30, 2016 at 09:14

        Sounds like Star Citizen to me.


        • miaau

          March 30, 2016 at 09:30

          Well, yes. Also sounds like fun, if done in an engaging seamless way


    • Ir0nseraph

      March 29, 2016 at 14:48

      BLOPS 3 is currently still my biggest regret of last year, still need to finish the SP.


      • Guild

        March 29, 2016 at 14:52

        What? You haven’t played the greatest 10/10 game finished yet. Disappointing


      • Hammersteyn

        March 29, 2016 at 15:05

        Same here, extreme buyers remorse


  3. miaau

    March 29, 2016 at 13:53

    But you can hear TIE fighter engines in space


  4. Raptor Rants

    March 29, 2016 at 14:14

    Calling it now. Title will be :Call Of Duty: Future Warfare.


    • Jan Prins

      March 29, 2016 at 14:27

      Nope. Call of Duty: Modern Black Ops World at Advanced Warfare


    • HvR

      March 29, 2016 at 15:48

      Call of Duty: Beyond the Halo of Destiny


    • HairyEwok

      March 30, 2016 at 09:15

      Or perhaps Call of Duty: Buzz lightyear huehuehue


  5. chimera_85

    March 29, 2016 at 14:35

    Maybe a cod I’ll actually wanna play


  6. Andre Fourie

    March 29, 2016 at 15:38

    Bleh. Black Ops 3 did not impress. Future crap is really getting boring. I only loved the Modern Warfare series. Rest of them sucked balls.


    • HairyEwok

      March 30, 2016 at 09:16

      The old school CoD players cried out for a new World at War, but off course cries can’t be heard in space.


  7. HvR

    March 29, 2016 at 15:51

    How realistic are they going to make no and low gravity battles:


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