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Rob Harris

Claims that Activision's ubiquitous Call Of Duty franchise would head to our final frontier, the great expanse of outer space, have been floating around ever since the release of the first Modern Warfare back in 2007.

But now there appears to be some genuine truth to this long-since-whispered rumor, as Eurogamer is reporting that 2016's installment will "offer space combat between warring sci-fi groups in the far flung future."

How Good's The Intel?

The information comes from industry source Shinobi, who confirmed COD's new futuristic setting on NeoGAF. Though the leak is by no means concrete, Eurogamer confirmed the report through multiple independent sources, lending credence to the claim.

It wouldn't be the first time this military shooter has entered zero-G territory, with 2013's admittedly underwhelming spin-off Ghosts taking the player to an orbital space station that finds itself, in classic Call Of Duty fashion, self-destructing.

New Horizons

However, despite previous hearsay, this won't be a direct sequel to Ghosts, but instead a disparate continuation of the franchise.

The unnamed game is currently being developed by Infinity Ward and is expected to launch this November for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

What do you think of a futuristic setting? Is it the direction you want to see 'COD' take?


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