Report - The New Call of Duty Will Be Set in Space

Report - The New Call of Duty Will Be Set in Space

Rumor has it Call of Duty will make the leap to full-on sci-fi later this year.

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Everyone knows that a new Call of Duty will be released this November. But what might surprise you is that the newest game in the long-running series will be set in space, assuming that the latest rumors are true.

Apparently, the newest shooter will eschew the semi-realistic settings of its forebears and focus entirely on science fiction, throwing the player into space combat between two sci-fi factions who are at war with one another.

The rumors popped up on NeoGAF over the weekend, courtesy of user Shinobi, who is well known for leaking info such as this. Eurogamer also covered the rumors, saying that the information was consistent with "reports Eurogamer has independently heard."

If true, it wouldn't be the first time a CoD title has gone to space. The opening of Ghosts took place in orbit, and Black Ops featured a zombie map that was set on the moon.

Still, this would be the first game in the series to embrace a completely sci-fi setting, although previous titles have included many elements that one could easily point to as a mix of reality and sci-fi.

Obviously, these are just rumors, and we have no way to know what the new Call of Duty might be about, but whatever happens, two things are certain: We'll know a lot more after E3, and the odds are that lots of people will buy it.

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1. A short cutscene in Modern Warfare 2 was ALSO set in space. That was, granted, just a cutscene of about 2 minutes lengh.

2. The next CoD is by Infinity Wards. After the mentioned Modern Warfare 2 - and to some lesser degree even including that - they're not the kind of guys I see able to even do something that interesting. Or anything interesting, for that matter. If anything, I expected the next Black Ops to go into space in its campaign and simply let that series (and Treyarch) just go silly with Sci-Fi. Unless Treyarch decided to make a game set entirely in the Zombie universe instead and they have enough lore to justify it. Hell, they could have justified one for Black Ops 3 already thanks to the introduction of Grief Mode in Blops 2.
(As for Sledgehammer, I would prefer to have them go back to WW2 and other past eras)

Well if all the rumours are true we're going to have quite the juxtaposition of settings for Shooter Season 2016. Space for CoD and World War I for Battlefield. I suppose it's a nice change of pace compared to having two competing games based around stopping Ultranationalist Russians from nuking something and/or fighting World War III with Russia.

It happened! It finally happened! We've been making jokes about it for years, but we finally have Call of Duty Spaaaaaaaaaaace Warfare!

Interesting. The best part of the Ghost singleplayer was the space bit. And while the plot of Ghost was super stupid, it did have some of my fav set pieces. I shall keep an eye on this.

OH! You know what it needs? Zombies. On Mars. And maybe some daemons. And then the Marine corps have to invade Hell to stop a PMC built cyber-daemon from destroying the Trump Military Base, the greatest most fanciest military base in the galaxy!

And maybe some sort of super gun. Like...like just a really big fucking gun, you know? Maybe with a catchier, more militaristic sciencey name but still just a really big fucking gun.

And maybe have some spooky sections where you just have a flashlight and pistol against spooky zombies, and then huge over-the-top set pieces of fire-shotguns and laser-chainsaws making friends with cyber-daemon faces.

That would actually be a pretty fun game.

Silentpony:
OH! You know what it needs? Zombies. On Mars. And maybe some daemons. And then the Marine corps have to invade Hell to stop a PMC built cyber-daemon from destroying the Trump Military Base, the greatest most fanciest military base in the galaxy!

And maybe some sort of super gun. Like...like just a really big fucking gun, you know? Maybe with a catchier, more militaristic sciencey name but still just a really big fucking gun.

And maybe have some spooky sections where you just have a flashlight and pistol against spooky zombies, and then huge over-the-top set pieces of fire-shotguns and laser-chainsaws making friends with cyber-daemon faces.

That would actually be a pretty fun game.

At that point they may as well buy a GW lisence and make a W40K game instead.

Oh boy! Now the inane annualized slaughter of the [insert a vague or non-distinct ethno-group] can fully extend to LEO (lower earth orbit). Gotta stop those Space Terrorists (or Communists ... or whatever) from taking all The Space ...

A few things come to mind here:

1) So...does that mean they're dropping the Ghosts storyline? While I hated it--it's the weakest Call of Duty to me since...ever actually--I was kind of curious to see what happened to Logan, or whoever you played as. Was planning on looking it up on YouTube, and them maybe guilt-tripping my GameFly friend into renting the game and letting me borrow it.

2) If this is true, if they're going full space mode, then I want FULL SPACE MODE. I want laser guns. I want orbital insertions. I want command ships blasting each other apart while my letting team in a shuttle--or even just jet packs--struggles to fly through the fire to the objective.
Basically, I want Star Wars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVn1oQL9sWg

On a slightly different note, I can't help but wonder if the CoD developers are in some kind of competition to push the series a far into the future as possible. Ghosts takes place in a post-apocalypse-type future (sort of), Black Ops does its near future thing, Advanced Warfare pushes the series to the latter half of the 20th century, and Black Ops III goes even further ahead. This from a series that began as a WWII shooter.

Still, if they're in space, they may as well go all the way. Or in other words:

Sniper Team 4:
2) If this is true, if they're going full space mode, then I want FULL SPACE MODE. I want laser guns. I want orbital insertions. I want command ships blasting each other apart while my letting team in a shuttle--or even just jet packs--struggles to fly through the fire to the objective.
Basically, I want Star Wars.

This.

gigastar:

Silentpony:
OH! You know what it needs? Zombies. On Mars. And maybe some daemons. And then the Marine corps have to invade Hell to stop a PMC built cyber-daemon from destroying the Trump Military Base, the greatest most fanciest military base in the galaxy!

And maybe some sort of super gun. Like...like just a really big fucking gun, you know? Maybe with a catchier, more militaristic sciencey name but still just a really big fucking gun.

And maybe have some spooky sections where you just have a flashlight and pistol against spooky zombies, and then huge over-the-top set pieces of fire-shotguns and laser-chainsaws making friends with cyber-daemon faces.

That would actually be a pretty fun game.

At that point they may as well buy a GW lisence and make a W40K game instead.

a decent 40K game would be way more interesting then another 'throw away' game in the CoD line.

If that's the case I only really long for one thing:

Zero-G combat.

Give me that and I would happily buy this for the multiplayer. Anything else is optional.

Supernova1138:
Well if all the rumours are true we're going to have quite the juxtaposition of settings for Shooter Season 2016. Space for CoD and World War I for Battlefield. I suppose it's a nice change of pace compared to having two competing games based around stopping Ultranationalist Russians from nuking something and/or fighting World War III with Russia.

It's not so much juxtaposition as it is options.

Unfortunately, the last 3 COD games have, in my not-so-humble estimation, been terrible. Change of pace is really too little, too late for me.

But having two diferent ends of the spectrum represented is cool.

Bindal:
1. A short cutscene in Modern Warfare 2 was ALSO set in space. That was, granted, just a cutscene of about 2 minutes lengh.

The opening and end sequences of Ghosts were also set in space, being about the only memorable moments in the entire game and hypocritical to a truly hilarious degree.

It's finally happened, Cal of Duty is turning into Quake.

Silentpony:
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That would actually be a pretty fun game.

I don't know, such an ambitious projects sounds doomed from the very beginning.

I suppose it was only a matter of time. I'm just surprised this series is still selling as well as it is, considering just how samey the games all come across.

Yahtzee:
I mean, once you've gone into space everything after that feels like a step backward unless your next film teams you up with Freddy Krueger.

I know people've been joking about Call of Duty: Space Warfare but I've always wanted Call of Duty to take that leap forward and go sci-fi, just for a change. One can only take so many games set in the near future at the latest, but then again, I'd still prefer even that over another World War 1 or 2 installment.

I hope these rumours are true in any case.

I don't play CoD, twitch shooters aren't my thing, but I have been following it off and on. This rumor fills me with mirth.
Significant mirth.
Braumix was playing in my head.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhJAXmiMJkE

Wow, another CoD I won't be buying.

Do you have any idea, Infinity Ward, of how many people are sick and tired of futuristic shooters? The last four CoD games have been futuristic, even Modern Warfare only had 3 games.

EDIT: You know what, fine. I'll be a little optimistic about this. If they keep it traditional boots-on-the-ground gameplay, then I might be interested. And if they finally fucking change the engine! I feel like I have seen every animation and explosion in a CoD game hundreds of thousands of times.

You know, at this point, why not? They've run through pretty much everything they can do without showing a war from a non-western(or Russian for WW2) POV.

On the other hand, SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!!!!!!

Can they just drop the pretense and admit they're j circling back and making Quake?

Dalisclock:
You know, at this point, why not? They've run through pretty much everything they can do without showing a war from a non-western(or Russian for WW2) POV.

On the other hand, SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!!!!!!

To be fair, they've had numerous instances of taking control of a soon-to-be-dead Arab or whatever, like the President from Modern Warfare, and even let you play an Arab double agent in Black Ops II, slaughtering (Yemeni?) and UN forces to keep your cover.

Actually, you also get to play as a murderous (Nicaraguan?) drug lord, slaughtering CIA and Panama(nian?) forces in BlOpsII. That game had a pretty decent variety, when you weren't playing AMERICA FUCK YEAH.

chadachada123:

To be fair, they've had numerous instances of taking control of a soon-to-be-dead Arab or whatever, like the President from Modern Warfare, and even let you play an Arab double agent in Black Ops II, slaughtering (Yemeni?) and UN forces to keep your cover.

Actually, you also get to play as a murderous (Nicaraguan?) drug lord, slaughtering CIA and Panama(nian?) forces in BlOpsII. That game had a pretty decent variety, when you weren't playing AMERICA FUCK YEAH.

Crap, you're right. I'm not sure how I forgot about BOII. That's one of the reasons I liked the game, due to having more moral complexity then a lot of the other games(not much, but still more then usual). The fact the villain was actually developed and given reasons for hating the west other then just to be a dick was also nice(Kevin Spacey kinda came close, though he falls more into Bond Villain Territory).

gigastar:

Silentpony:
OH! You know what it needs? Zombies. On Mars. And maybe some daemons. And then the Marine corps have to invade Hell to stop a PMC built cyber-daemon from destroying the Trump Military Base, the greatest most fanciest military base in the galaxy!

And maybe some sort of super gun. Like...like just a really big fucking gun, you know? Maybe with a catchier, more militaristic sciencey name but still just a really big fucking gun.

And maybe have some spooky sections where you just have a flashlight and pistol against spooky zombies, and then huge over-the-top set pieces of fire-shotguns and laser-chainsaws making friends with cyber-daemon faces.

That would actually be a pretty fun game.

At that point they may as well buy a GW lisence and make a W40K game instead.

...
OR, they could call it Doom. Just sayin'.

Eh. Not that interested TBH. Intrigued, but its still going to be Call of Duty. Never found the series all that engaging or fun, so, probably not for me.

Then after that is going to be Call of Duty IN TIME where you have to travel through time and space in order to stop terrorists from tampering with history.

In space no one can hear you screaming that the player who killed you is a fag.

It'll still be Call of Duty, with the same nonsensical hyperactive bullshit. "Infinity Ward", Treyarch, Sledgehammer, it doesn't matter. The last good game was Call of Duty 4, which was actually believable, even profound at one point.

Modern Warfare went off the rails after it's first game.

Black Ops yells it's twist at you right from the start, has fuck all to do with black ops and does the same shit of having it's villains try to one up the antagonists of the last game while forcing you to play as gaming's third most idiotic twat who survives because plot armour (the second being tied between Hawke of Dragon Age 2 and Commander Shepard of Mass Effect, and the first being the protagonist of Fallout 4). While it's sequel had some good ideas but doesn't match Call of Duty 4 for good or even at times consistant writing, or common sense, or even simply fixing it's infamous lag compensation, or intelligent allied AI (which you are forced into escorting in Strike Force missions, entire teams of escortees) and still fuck all to do with black ops. Then comes Black Ops 3: Cluck cluck, jabber jabber, cyberpunk cliches, ambiguous story that doesn't really have any point (aside from maybe the fact that making a computer with the brains of your enemies is a really bad idea that never works out, not that we didn't know it was stupid before).

Then there's Ghosts, in which South America is a unified empire attacking the "underdog" United States, who only have their billion battalions of battle-ready batshit soldiers, millions of machines, and an orbital doomsday weapon.

Advanced Warfare, much like Black Ops 3 is a list of both military and cyberpunk cliches, it's less ambiguous but not really all that better, being far too ridiculous to take seriously (more in the sense of "meh" than "Raul Julia's M-Bison").

Or you could just buy/reinstall Wolfenstein: The New Order and play the Moonbase level. It will last exactly as long as this new Call of Duty games' campaign, but be way more fun and is guaranteed to have far more to do with space. =P

Silentpony:
OH! You know what it needs? Zombies. On Mars.

I think a old CoD had Zombies in Space. So here you go. Also at some point you were able to shoot Cyborg zombies as well. Plus Aliens, lot of Aliens.

For me I am very pleased to see CoD take a more interesting direction with each release of the series.
In the next game I expect to see a Matrix-like plot story. You know, because why not.
Code Arms had already this idea long ago. Sadly the last one had been canceled.....

 

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