If you’re sick of riding walls and using Exosuits in Call of Duty (looking at you, Advanced Warfare), be prepared to be a bit disappointed with the rumors swirling around this morning: Call of Duty 2016 will be set in a hyper futuristic world, in the “very far future.”
The information comes from a reliable NeoGAF poster who is considered to be a “proven” source by the name of shinobi602, who says that it will be “Full on sci-fi. Space combat.”
In light of the news, Eurogamer noted that what shinobi602 is saying corroborates with reports that they’ve been independently given, also noting that Infinity Ward is looking to branch away from Call of Duty: Ghosts — and rightfully so, of course.
Of course, like virtually every other CoD in the past, the franchise’s new game is expected to launch in November for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and is set to go head to head with EA’s Battlefield 5.
While it’s a little disappointing, at least in my eyes, that Call of Duty seems to be going too far in their quest to just create something “new” — and by new, I mean new to them, because let’s be honest, how many sci-fi shooters do we all need before we all start holding hands around the world, it is worth noting that other rumors surfaced this weekend that claim that Modern Warfare and MW2 will be packaged with the new CoD. Now, THAT’s something we can get behind.
Of course, given that this report isn’t coming from Activision, themselves, take it all with a grain of salt, as should always be the practice when dealing with video game rumors.