We’ve already started to get some details on this year’s Call of Duty game- apparently, it’s one set in the far future, and features a heavily science fiction story with warring factions in space. However, today, we understood exactly what that might entail, thanks to more insider leaks from NeoGAF– apparently, Call of Duty 2016 will substantially switch things up again.
How? Well, apparently the game will be set in space, and will feature high octane space combat, including space dogfights. The game will be set around Earth, but it will reach other locations, too. There will also be a central hub in the form of a space station.
The modern first person shooter, down to the setting most favored in the genre, owes itself entirely to Infinity Ward, and their 2007 breakout hit, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Call of Duty 2016 sounds exciting to me, and it could create a similar paradigm shift, too- the question is, can Infinity Ward, who’ve had two consecutive stinkers with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, pull it off properly?
It remains to be seen. Hopefully we get to see Call of Duty 2016 some time soon.