08 Jan

In just two days, several rumors have hit the internet regarding the future of Call of Duty Series. According to news obtained by Computerandvideogames.com, a senior trade source from the United Kingdom confirmed long-standing rumors that Treyarch’s next installment in the series will be set in the late 1960’s, during the Vietnam War. Apparently focusing heavily on a engaging single-player campaign, the script is said to receive influence from classic movies such as Platoon and Apocalypse Now. As expected, development for this title is currently on schedule and the game will be available before the holiday season at the end of this year.

In other news, rumors have arisen that state that Infinity Ward will not be working on a third installment in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, with this tasks apparently being shifted over to the newly formed Sledgehammer Studios, headed by former-Visceral Studios director Glen Schofield. Though Sledgehammer Studio has not yet officially announced any projects, their studio is apparently recruiting a Multiplayer Designer with “five years experience working on current AAA multiplayer shooters for current consoles and PC.”

Finally, rumors regarding future projects of Infinity Ward are suggesting that the studio might be working on a MMO, possibly associated with the Call of Duty series. According to Destructoid, Infinity Ward has been recruiting employees from Blizzard and Sony Online Entertainment, supposedly including the lead designer of Everquest II.

At the time of writing, none of these rumors have been confirmed or actively denied and should therefore not be taken as factual.

6 thoughts on “Rumor: The Future of the Call of Duty Series”

  1. It is cool that they are doing Vietnam, but that war ended up in a defeat, Victory, or stalemate, whatever way you want to view it. I can’t help but feel that I am tired of the FPS genre, just because of the yearly release of CoD games, and the non-stop talk about Halo and CoD. I think I might skip this game and play something else, like Bioshock, or some other games around that time.

  2. Essential moments in a Vietnam COD:

    – Something in the Jungle like Platoon
    – Something on the rivers like Apocalypse Now
    – Something in the cities like Full Metal Jacket
    – Something in the tunnels like Tunnel Rats

  3. Don’t forget numerous occasions where you _NEARLY_ get blown up, and are either knocked unconscious and taken prisoner, or get shellshocked and get rescued by your Sergeant… which probably dies 1/3rd into the game. This is CoD we’re talking about after all 😉

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