Having exhausted every possible scenario for war here on Earth, the Call of Duty franchise is rumored to be turning their heads to the skies and taking their fight to space.
Previous entries in the series such as Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3 have strayed into the near-future, but this year’s Call of Duty will be firmly place in sci-fi territory. Bold new territory as I can’t think of a single game that features space marines in space combat. Oh wait a minute…
First details of the game appeared online over the weekend, from serial industry source Shinobi. The game is being developed by Infinity Ward and is not a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Ghosts, the last Call of Duty game they developed, which had its opening set in space.
2016’s Call of Duty will offer space combat between warring sci-fi groups in the far flung future. The game is expected to launch this November for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and go up against EA’s own shooter effort Battlefield 5. Both games’ releases will be bookended by two other sci-fi shooters – the mech-based Titanfall 2, likely set to arrive in early autumn, and BioWare’s role-playing sequel Mass Effect: Andromeda, due in early 2017.
Activision has declined to comment on the rumor.
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