Sledgehammer Games' upcoming Call of Duty title will allegedly be set in a futuristic setting, and could possibly be part of the Modern Warfare series, according to YouTube personality "Drift0r."
YouTube personality "Drift0r" claims someone in "the Call of Duty machine" has sent him a variety of media files pertaining to Sledgehammer Games' upcoming Call of Duty game set to hit later this year. According to the leak, the upcoming shooter will be part of the Modern Warfare series, though won't necessarily be Modern Warfare 4. It will be set in the not-so-distant future, with the Titanfall-esque gun being proof of this. Drift0r adds it will have "good lighting physics" and even an "Oblivion-like" (referencing Tom Cruise's sci-fi action flick from last year) map.
Furthermore, the assets he saw showed "some sort of power plant" that had turbines, which was multi-story that had signs pointing to elevators and a major metropolitan area. Textures looked "good," he said, but he wasn't sure if what he saw was from single-player or multiplayer. As for the Modern Warfare connection, best you watch the video to see where he gets that conclusion.
Keep in mind that these are all rumors until proven or debunked by Activision or Sledgehammer. But seeing how Drift0r was spot-on with last year's Call of Duty: Ghosts leak, this one has more weight compared to the usual rumors popping up online. Also important to note, Drift0r claims this source is not the same person who leaked the Ghost info to him last year, and adds he can't verify to the person's validity -- though he stresses that what was shown to him looks very much like the real deal.
We've reached out to Activision for an official statement and will update the post once they've replied.
So, with Titanfall going the futuristic route, Destiny also set in the future, and what seems like Call of Duty following this trend; is "future warfare" the new modern military shooter? If so, don't be surprised if other shooters follow suit. I can already imagine the Battlefield franchise going futuristic, though they already went that route with 2142 many years ago. Would you welcome this shift or should first-person shooters go back to its WWII roots or stick to the present day as it has been doing the past few years?