Within a mere four months of the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Activision has announced the next installment in the COD franchise will debut this year at E3.
Scott Lowe who is the Communications Manager over at Activision broke the news via the company’s blog site,
In June, we’re going to be at E3 showcasing gameplay from Infinity Ward’s ambitious new game. We’re looking forward to sharing exciting new details about the next great Call of Duty game in partnership with our friends at PlayStation. We’re proud to be participating in this premier video game event, but won’t have an Activision booth on the show floor.
It’s certainly intriguing to read this new installment being referred to as ambitious given the less than stellar reception of Infinity Wards last release, Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Ghosts which released in 2013, was regarded by many to be one of the weakest titles in the franchise and a step back from Black Ops 2 which released the previous year. Just a year earlier in 2012 Robert Bowling who was the Creative Strategist and Community Manager left Infinity Ward saying the company was “Too much ‘pew pew’ not enough new new.”
While no official details about the new Call of Duty game have been released, rumors are bound that it will in fact be Ghosts 2 and it could potentially be in space. Former Infinity Ward producer Mark Rubin actually said back in 2013 that when it came to space warfare in Call of Duty, all options were on the table. Given this tweet from Infinity Ward back in January of this year, it certainly looks like a good possibility.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) January 1, 2016
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