Okay, so it’s no surprise that a new Call of Duty game is releasing in late 2016. If you haven’t noticed, they release the same time of the year like clockwork.
But what exactly the next Call of Duty will entail is the main question that always lingers.
While many have been expecting a return to the modern military milieu, it seems like the franchise is going to roll even further forward with its fictional/sci-fi spin-off theme.
According to a scanned copy of UK games magazine, Games TM, the next Call of Duty game will be Call of Duty: Ghosts 2 and will release in November 2016.
The magazine went on to speculate on Ghosts 2 and what Infinity Ward would need to accomplish:
When creative strategist Robert Bowling exited Infinity Ward in 2012, he put the departure down to the studio doing ‘too much pew pew not enough new new.’ We got a look at what he meant with the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts – a solid, yet unspectacular next-gen debut for the franchise. Infinity Ward will have had three years to work on a follow up, and it needs to showcase the same creative spark that once put in on the map with Modern Warfare back in ’08 if it wants any chance of standing shoulder to shoulder with Sledgehammer and Treyarch.
The image attached to the Ghosts 2 piece is from the first instalment in the series, and clearly shows a giant alien and some undeniably space-age weapons.
This is from the original Extinction mode from Call of Duty: Ghosts, in which players fought aliens instead of zombies.
Whether this hints towards the fact that the alien element will be a greater part of the sequel is unknown.
At this point in time, everything is mere speculation about the game.